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Lisa Sutter 

Lisa Sutter 65, of New Paltz, New York passed away peacefully on Sunday December 25, 2022, at her home.

Born January 28, 1957, in Newburgh, New York, and grew up in New Paltz.  She was the daughter of the late Fredrick and Jeannette (Hill) Sutter.  

Lisa proudly served her country in the Air Force from 1978 to 1982. She became an Electronic Engineer and was employed first by Amoco Pipeline then by BP, in Houston, Texas.  She was unique as for several years she went to work, flown by helicopter to the various oil platforms she had to visit regularly. 

In her youth she was a great competitive swimmer, dedicating many years to it. Also, she was a lifeguard and swim coach at Moriello Pool for several summers. She loved to run and was active in sports until she was not able to because of the Huntington’s Disease. Lisa enjoyed puttering around her home, doing home repairs and odd jobs.

Survivors include her devoted sister, Martha Trainor and her husband, Joe of New Paltz, NY;  her brother, Buck Sutter of FL; her nephew, Nick Trainor and his wife, Deanna of New Paltz, NY; her nieces, Jeannette Harris and her husband Aaron of New Paltz, NY, and Megan Oliver and her husband, Forest of Atlanta, GA; and several great nieces and nephews.  

A celebration of her life her life will be held on Friday December 30, 2022, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m at Copeland-Hammerl Funeral Home, 162 South Putt Corners Road, New Paltz, NY with Rev. Arlene Dawber officiating.  

Burial will follow at the Veteran’s Section of New Paltz Rural Cemetery, 81 Plains Road, New Paltz, New York 12561.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations in Lisa’s name be made to Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer or Huntington’s Disease Society of America.

Copeland-Hammerl Funeral Home is honored to assist Lisa’s family with the arrangements.

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