Reverend Dr. Marnette Saz

Reverend Dr. Marnette Saz of New Paltz, NY, died peacefully in the evening on Sunday, January 26, 2020.

She served as a pastor for American Baptist and United Church of Christ congregations in New Hampshire (Chester), Massachusetts (Medfield, Brockton, Weston, Canton) and Florida (Bradington). Upon retirement, she became a proud member of the New Paltz United Methodist Church in New Paltz, New York.

Rev. Dr. Saz graduated from Andover Newton Theological School with a Masters in Divinity and a Doctor in Theology.  She was awarded a Bachelor of Arts from the University of California at Los Angeles.

She was a parent-supporter of Northfield-Mount Hermon School in Massachusetts and was committed to its mission “to engage the intellect, compassion, and talents of [its] students, empowering them to act with humanity and purpose.”

She leaves behind her beloved daughter Michele Elisa O’Brien-Aouali and her granddaughter Lila Jean Ferat, as well as her brother Michael Saz and his wife Juanita of New Paltz, NY; her brother David Saz and his wife Joan of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; and her traveling companion over the years Marie Ariel of Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Copeland-Hammerl Funeral Home, 162 South Putt Corners Road, New Paltz, NY, is honored to assist the family with the arrangements.

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