Sara Booth
Born: 04/22/1979
Died: 05/20/2017
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Sara Booth

Sara Booth of San Francisco, formerly of Jersey City, passed away at her home on May 20, 2017, surrounded by her loving family and friends, after a courageous battle with cancer.  She was 38 years of age.

Sara attended Our Lady of Victories Grammar School in Jersey City and the Hudson School in Hoboken.  She graduated from St. Ann High School in Brooklyn Heights, NY in 1997.  She received her B.A. from the University of Michigan in 2001 and her M.A. in Fine Arts from The City University of New York in 2004.  Sara taught film editing for four years before joining the marketing firm of DeSantis Briendel in New York, where she worked as a film editor.

Sara, who was considered a rising star in the film industry, moved to San Francisco three years ago to further her career as an independent documentary film editor.  Several of her award winning films were presented at film festivals and shown throughout North America and Europe, including the prestigious Sundance Film Festival.

Sara is survived by her devoted parents, Joyce (nee Calefati) and Alex Booth and her loving brother, Andrew; her maternal grandmother, Lucy Calefati, as well as aunts, uncles and cousins.

Visitation will be held at McLaughlin Funeral Home on Tuesday, May 30 and Wednesday, May 31, from 4 to 9 PM.  Family and friends are asked to assemble at the funeral home on Thursday morning at 10 AM.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Aloysius Church in Jersey City at 11 AM.  Burial will take place on Friday, June 2, 2017, in Brewster Cemetery, Brewster, MA. 

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I remember Sara as a happy and adventurous kid growing into strong, honest and independent woman. This world will miss her, as will I.
Nick Micucci
Sara was one of the sweetest girls I have known. High School is such a hard time for all of us, and Sara was one of the safe people. She was always kind. Always good. She will be sorely missed.
I am so sorry to hear this news. Sara was such a down-to-earth, joyous, and sparkly presence. I remember that in high school, she was smart in a way that made the people around her feel smart, too. Her laugh was contagious. May her memory be a blessing. Margie Klein Ronkin
Rabbi Margie Klein Ronkin
Sara was joy. She was consciously upbeat, choosing to see the good in things, but not blindly. She had the rare combination of wisdom married to child-like enthusiasm that made her a wonderful colleague, friend and by dint of her actions, a a great teacher. Sara, I treasure the time we had together. You are profoundly missed. God Speed.
Nicole Lucas Haimes
Dear Family ??Life is short and we have never too much time for gladdening the hearts of those who are traveling the dark journey with us. Oh be swift to love, make haste to be kind.?? ??Henri-Frederic Amiel My condolences on your great loss.
Marybeth Rogers
I am so very sad to hear that Sara passed away. My family and I met Sara while we vacationed in Brewster at the Booth cottages. Sara was so very personable, articulate and sweet to our 4 year old . I thought for a young teenager she had a great confidence in herself. God bless you Sara and may he give comfort to your family.
Karen McBride
I'm so sorry for your loss. The scripture that has given me comfort is Rev 21:3,4 and I pray it gives you comfort also. May the God of comfort give you comfort during this difficult time.
Mrs. Williams
Such a tragic loss! My heartfelt condolences to the Booths--my St. Peter's Prep pal Al and his family.
George Searles
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