Elizabeth Auchincloss Ryles

Ryles, Elizabeth A. of Brookline, died peacefully Dec. 6 2012, age 59. Elizabeth was known for her warmth, wit, style, perseverance, and optimism. She was an artist and worked for WGBH as a business manager. She is survived by her daughter, Phoebe Ryles and partner Bobby Joe Bell, of Brookline, her Father, J. Howland Auchincloss, of Syracuse, and three sisters. Elizabeth benefited from the devoted care of Annette Mugera, Sandra Nation and others during the years she struggled with Parkinson’s Disease. A memorial service will be held on Fri, Dec. 21, at 11am at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 15 St. Paul St. in Brookline, MA. All who knew and loved Elizabeth are welcome to attend. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to WGBH Boston or Shen Yun Performing Arts. Please visitwww.WGBH.org to donate, or www.shenyunperformingarts.com for tickets.


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  1. Carol Greenwald on December 18, 2012 at 5:17 pm

    I was so sorry to hear of Betsy’s death. I feel lucky to have known her and worked with her at WGBH. She was so good at her job and had a wonderful way of going directly to whatever the issue was at hand. I also always enjoyed her very funny, dry sense of humor. It was also great to watch you grow up over the years, and I know you were her pride and joy. I only got to see her a few times after she had to stop working but I was always so impressed by her courage and strength as she coped with the challenges of Parkinsons. My thoughts are with you.
    Carol Greenwald

  2. Evie Kintzer on December 18, 2012 at 5:26 pm

    I worked with Betsy at WGBH and remember her warmth, smile, and soft touch. She is missed. Very sorry for your loss.

  3. Mary A. C. Fallon on July 24, 2014 at 10:04 pm

    I am so saddened to learn of Betsy’s struggle with Parkinson’s disease and her passing. She was remarkably kind, helpful and supportive of me, and all the WGBH Macy’s Fellows, during the program’s three years. Betsy was a jewel of a person and I hope all of us who knew her carry forward with the best of her in us. Mary

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