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Elyse Susan Garfinkel
  • Memorials may be made to
  • The Beau Jest Moving Theatre Company
    40 Seeley Avenue
    Portland, ME 04103
  • Memorials may be made to
  • MUSC Mental Health Research
    18 Bee Street, MSC 450
    Charleston, SC 29425

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“My sweet dear friend...may you be at peace. ”
1 of 5 | Posted by: Tara Mooney - New York, NY


2 of 5 | Posted by: Wendy Garfinkel-Gold - Charleston, SC

“Dear Wendy,Stuart, Steve,Ed,Rick and I are so very sorry to learn of Elyse's passing.Our sincere condolences to you and Scott.We will always remember...Read More »
3 of 5 | Posted by: Marilyn Troy - Harrison, NY

“Dear Wendy. My husband and I are part of the Beau Jest family and we grieve for you and with you. My condolences to you on the death of your...Read More »
4 of 5 | Posted by: Karen Tarjan - Chicago, IL

“So sorry to hear of Elyse's leaving us ...she always was full of energy and laughter. Peace ”
5 of 5 | Posted by: Cathy Guedalia


Elyse Susan Garfinkel, 56, of Charleston, South Carolina, entered into eternal rest Sunday, August 11, 2019. Her funeral service will be held graveside Tuesday, August 13, 2019 at Brith Sholom Beth Israel Cemetery (Maryville), Sycamore Avenue at 10:30 a.m. Arrangements by J. Henry Stuhr, Inc. Downtown Chapel.

Elyse Susan was born November 12, 1962 in Atlanta, Georgia, daughter of the late Philip Garfinkel, Esq. and Irene Sicro Garfinkel. She was a graduate of Emerson College where she was a performance major and served as the class president. Pursuing her dreams, she joined The Beau Jest Moving Theatre Company in Boston, MA where she was an actress for more than 30 years. She was a member of SAG, AFTRA, Equity and Brith Sholom Beth Israel Synagogue.

She is survived by her sister, Wendy Garfinkel-Gold (Scott) of Athens, GA; and niece, Leila A. Gold of San Francisco, CA.

Memorials may be made to The Beau Jest Moving Theatre Company, 40 Seeley Avenue, Portland, ME 04103 or MUSC Mental Health Research, 18 Bee Street, MSC 450, Charleston, SC 29425.