Sara Booth Editor and rising star in the film industry, had award-winning films shown at the Sundance Film Festival Sara Booth of San Francisco, Calif., formerly of Jersey City, N.J., 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. Visitation will be held at McLaughlin Funeral Home on Tuesday, May 30, and Wednesday, May 31, from 4 to 9 p.m. Family and friends are asked to assemble at the funeral home on Thursday morning at 10 a.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Aloysius Church in Jersey City at 11 a.m. Burial will take place on Friday, June 2, in Brewster Cemetery, Brewster, Mass. Sara attended Our Lady of Victories Grammar School in Jersey City and the Hudson School in Hoboken, N.J. She graduated from St. Ann High School in Brooklyn Heights, N.Y., 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.
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Published by The Star-Ledger on May 29, 2017.