Maryelizabeth ‘Mizzy’ J. Boyle
Maryelizabeth "Mizzy" J. Boyle, 64, died Sept. 13, 2016, due to health complications at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Nashua.
Mizzy was born in Washington D.C., in 1952 to Peter and Patricia Boyle before moving to Duxbury, Mass., where she spent her childhood. Mizzy went on the attend Academy of the Sacred Heart, before receiving her B.S. in Art Education from Skidmore College in 1974.
While pursuing additional education in Computer Science at the University of New Hampshire, Mizzy worked in planning and resources at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. Prior to that, Mizzy worked in accounting at Mass Design in Cambridge, Mass., where she met her husband, George Westbrook. They married on June 7, 1985, and had one daughter.
Mizzy was an artist in every sense of the word, and her passion for beauty and color came out in everything she did. With a special affinity for glass, Mizzy practiced stained glass, torchwork, and even glassblowing. Mizzy loved color and felt glass was the best medium for displaying it. Ever the puzzle-solver, Mizzy could look at any piece of art and figure out how it was made. She showed talent with fiber, textiles, knitting, beading, painting, sculpting, and drawing. Mizzy loved being a part of a community more than anything else, and the extensive circles of friends she leaves behind shows this.
She is survived by her husband, George Westbrook; and her daughter, Tanzy Boyle-Westbrook.