The Rev. Norman J. O’Connor, a Roman Catholic priest who was also a well-known authority on jazz, died last Sunday in Wayne, N.J., where he lived. He was 81. …
Bernice Chesler, 69, Guidebook Author, Dies
[B]ernice Chesler, the author of widely read guidebooks about American bed-and-breakfast inns, died on Sept. 4 at her home in Newton, Mass. She was 69. The cause was cancer, said a friend, Lynda Morgenroth.
Mrs. Chesler’s work won praise around the country. Her four bed-and-breakfast guidebooks were republished in at least a dozen revised editions. The books “created the template for inn guidebooks nationwide,” The Richmond Times-Dispatch said in 1999, adding, “In addition to giving the facts about an inn’s address and rates,” she sought to portray “the personality of the hosts and their house.”