Babione Funeral Home

10060 Calle Comercio Drive, Boca Raton, FL


Emma Beatrice Sorensen

July 12, 2006January 30, 2020
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Emma was born July 12, 2006 and lived more in her short 13 years than most of us could hope to in a hundred years. Emma’s parents, Kelley and Mike and her brother Michael were so blessed when she entered the world in typical Emma fashion - in her own time and her own way.

Emma was a beautiful soul and her sparkling brilliance and bright light shone so bright she lit up any room she walked into. She was such a gift to us all but most especially to Kelley, Mike and Michael. She was a wonderful daughter and sister. She made her family proud every single day. Emma gave her whole heart to everyone she cared about. She had a passion for her family and was very protective of her brother Michael. She loved her aunts, uncles, cousins and grandparents so deeply. Emma was the best friend and quiet leader among her group of amazing cheer sisters and all of her friends. Emma loved cheerleading more than anything. She just glowed when she took the mat! She was always so thankful for her coaches from Cheer Florida Allstars who were amazing mentors and role models to her. Emma also enjoyed school. She was an eight grader at Coral Springs Middle School where she was consistently on the honor roll. She enjoyed many things in her short time with us. When not at cheer or school she enjoyed going to the beach, doing crafts, hanging out with her friends, traveling and spending time with family! She was such a well rounded individual!

Emma took on the battle against cancer with grace and courage. She never asked why me. She understood her diagnosis, medications and treatments with more knowledge than any child should ever possess. She was an amazement to every medical professional who had the pleasure of meeting her. We were blessed to have the most amazing medical team from Joe DiMaggio caring for Emma. The doctors and nurses all helped Emma through this battle while forging a bond of trust and love. We will be forever grateful to them all!

Emma leaves behind her parents MIchael & Kelley (Mercon) Sorensen and her beloved brother Michael.

Emma also leaves behind her great grandfather, Arnold Grassi and her adoring aunts and uncles Eric and Michele Green, Roy and Lauri Pella, Sean Mercon, Scott and Stacy Sorensen, and David and Susan Sorensen. Emma’s cousins adored her immensely and include Ryan Alvarado-Mercon, Mikaela Green, Michael Green, Hadley Sorensen, Scott Sorensen Jr., Gabrielle Mercon, Noelle Mercon, Amanda Molina, Carissa Young, David Sorensen, Jr. and Liana Sorensen.

Emma is predeceased by her loving grandparents Steven and Janet Mercon, Jacqueline Sorensen, David Sorensen and her great grandmother Loretta Grassi.

Emma will forever be a shining star in our universe. She is in heaven spreading her sparkle upon us all!

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Emma's name to Make-a-Wish Foundation Southern Florida or Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital Foundation.


  • Michael Sorensen, Father
  • Kelly Sorensen, Mother
  • Michael Sorensen, Jr., Brother


  • Visitation Monday, February 3, 2020
  • Funeral Mass Tuesday, February 4, 2020


Emma Beatrice Sorensen

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Nancy Bartolone

February 5, 2020

Dear Kelley, Mike & Michael,

I am blessed to work at the middle school Emma attended. I currently have two nieces at our school. One in 7th grade, and the other in 8th grade where she had classes with Emma. I remember the beginning of this school year I was helping with handing out student I'd's. Emma came up to my line with her beautiful smile and tells me her name. Emma knew I was the aunt of her classmate. Emma asked me "would you like me to bring Alexa her I'd?" I said "sure! Thanks!" I thought to myself how sweet.
With so many students being upset from the news they herd about Emma I asked my 7th grade niece "are you ok? Did you know Emma?" She continues to tell me a story about the beginning of this school year my niece dropped her lunch box and was struggling to pick it up due to the brace she wears for her scoliosis. Emma was walking by and said " I'll get it for you!" my niece was so touched by this kind gesture Emma did for her. Emma had no idea that my niece wore a brace from her chest down to her waist because its not visible. All Emma saw was a girl struggling to pick up her lunch box. The morale of this story is how my 7th grade niece was also touched by Emma's kindness. Thank you Emma for all the good you've brought to us, and you'll forever be in our heart. Love you forever our little Angel! 💖

Loretta Dennis

February 4, 2020

Dear Kelly, Mike & Mike jr.
I do not know your family personally, I feel that I knew Emma. I worked with your sister-in-law Susan for about 8 months and in that time Emma was going through her treatments. Susan would share with me your posts about Emma, how brave she was, how she was doing with her treatments.
Emma touched my heart in a special way.
I would light candles for her at church on Sunday. I would pray each night that there would be a cure for her.
When a friend notified me last week about Emma passing, I felt like I lost a family member, my heart was aching.
The memories I just saw of Emma were so beautiful. I hope you all can find peace just knowing how much your shining star was loved by all, including me a stranger.
At this time , I would like to give my condolences to you and your family.
May God keep you all in his care at this time and always.
Loretta Dennis, Boynton Beach, Fl

Michelle Born-Fischer

February 4, 2020

We are a cheer family from Michigan with a 13 year old daughter. We have followed Emma’s journey and prayed and loved on your family because you feel like our own! We will continue to pray for you in a time that we can’t even begin to imagine! Love from the Hit Force Cheer Family and the Fischer Family!

rylee auerbach

February 4, 2020

Emma and i have been through so much. our friendship was like no other. when we met at 2 years old we were inseparable, and until now we have still always been inseparable. i can’t think of one memory that tops the rest. emma and i have so many memories that have happened in the 11 years. from when kelley took us to disney to meet stacey and hadley, to when our moms finally agreed to send micheal, emma, and i to sleep away camp together, and just all the small memories of face time calls, cries, laughs, and all the stupid stuff in between. When our moms took us to camp, we drove the whole way. The whole 12 hours emma and i laughed, complained in Rylee and Emma style, screamed at the top of our lungs out of tiredness, and told stories that i can remember till this day. emma has been there for me through it all. she would always make sure i was okay, and was always there if i needed a shoulder to cry on, a laughing partner, or just a person to get in trouble with. me and emma we’re truly soul sisters. we would spend almost every moment together and could always tell you what the other one was thinking. i will miss the little things like her infectious laugh, radiant smile and he loving voice. Emma was a loving, beautiful, and caring best friend. I can’t believe that i have to say goodbye to my best friend but emma you put up one good fight. I will relive all of our fun and crazy memories as i look up and see your smiling face everyday. Emma has inspired me so much, that i can do anything that i put my mind to and to never give up on myself. I will fight everyday just like you did. i will look up at you and hope that you will look down on me everyday. it’s not a goodbye it’s just a see you later. I will live everyday to its fullest because i know that’s what you would want me to do. I love you best friend with all my heart. Until we meet again. your in a better place now angel. RIP beautiful angel❤️🦋
Love you forever and always emma

Love you, Rylee

priti kothari

February 4, 2020

Emma you have taught us how to be STRONG and LET GO. You have reached thousands of people's hearts. Every time I try hard I will think EmmaStrong. Kisses and hugs to you and your family. What a family!!

Tamara Dawson

February 4, 2020

Each time I look outside and see the sun rise, I know that God has his protective arms around Emma and she will always be sprinkling that sparkle! Kelley and I always joked that we would never have to worry about ‘Ms. Emma’. She was always outspoken, loving and you better believe she was having fun no matter what she was doing! My favorite memory was having Emma as my brunch date with Kelley at the Pelican. In true Emma fashion, she had on the cutest dress, adorable heels and had her purse on her arm ready to EAT! We ATE everything and she was not shy at all. She enjoyed every minute (and every dessert :) I remember telling her that whenever she wanted to be my dinner date the invitation was always open! To have had the pleasure of having a young lady in my presence who never cared to impress anyone and was comfortable in her own skin will be cherished forever. I will miss that infectious laugh, the spontaneous cartwheels and cheers at any given time and that sassy smile! I know she’s looking down on you Kelley, Mike, Michael and sprinkling that sparkle! I’ll be right here holding your hand ALWAYS!

Marnie Auerbach

February 3, 2020

So many wonderful memories come to mind when I think of Emma. One that brings a smile to my face is when Kelley and I took the kids up to summer camp. It was Emma’s birthday and we took the kids to Carowinds amusement park for Michael, Hadley and Emma to get their rollercoaster thrill in❤️. As we made the 12 hour ride Emma bet me she would get me on a rollercoaster, the mom that has fear of heights and who hates to be upside down. Well who is going to turn Emma down right? So of course every rollercoaster Emma walked up to once we hit the park, and with no fear of the drop or speed she would turn to me and say it’s time, ride now or pay up. I would walk slow or make every excuse in the book to not get on that rollercoaster. Finally we hit the kid and when I say kid I mean kiddie section of the park, I turn to Emma and say okay I’m ready. We get on and of course Emma makes sure she has the seat right next to mine . She needed the front row seat not to hold my hand but to laugh because she just knew this was going to be the funniest rollercoaster ride she had ever been on. As we get on my seatbelt won’t close, my hands are shaking out of nervousness, then I’m yelling at the operator not to take off till I’m buckled in and when I meant yelling franticly at the top of my lungs. Emma just sat there with a smile on her face just having a grand old time and laughing. I did not go on the coaster for wanting to win the bet...: okay maybe just a little . .... nope, I went on because I wanted to feel the love Emma had for rollercoasters and of course to hear her laugh even if it was at my expense. That laugh just always brought a smile to my face. So sweet Emma I plan to ride another rollercoaster one day for you and laugh all the way through as it twist and turns and drops from the sky. RIP Beautiful Angel .❤️🌻

Love You Always & Forever


Erica Chiras

February 3, 2020

Dear Mike, Kelley and Michael,

We are sending lots of love, hugs and prayers your way. I am so happy we met and so lucky to have known Emma. Emma was always a ray of sunshine and that laugh! You could hear her laugh from a mile away and it would make anyone smile. I know you all now have a perfect angel watching over you. Rest easy beautiful girl.

Love the Chiras family!

Marilyn Racow

February 3, 2020

Ever since my granddaughter Maya Gordon started kindergarten, there was always Emma. Sharing holidays, birthdays or just fun days and sleepover nights, the girls shared a special and beautiful bond. In looking over photos of more than 10 years of friendship, I was struck by how they loved to wear identical outfits. But more than anything, in almost every picture, the girls had their arms wrapped around each other. While not planned, the pictures clearly proclaimed their deep love and respect for each other. There are no words to express what an impact Emma and the entire Sorenson family has made on our family. Rest In Peace Sweet Girl.

Lisa Rocheford

February 3, 2020

Dear Kelley, Mike and Michael,
Sending so much love, hugs, prayers, and more love, hugs, prayers your way. I'm so lucky I got to meet Emma and Michael during your visit to Massachusetts a few years back. Emma has touched so many people up here that never even met her. Her positive inspiration has certainly sparkled around the world. Kelley, I love you and always will, near or far our friendship will sparkle just like Emma. Sending another hug...Love, Lisa, Dan, Julia, Jonathan & Ava Rocheford.