Sophia M. Cerasa, 15, passed away on January 26, 2021 at her home surrounded by her loving family. Sophia was born in Springfield on July 11, 2005 the daughter of Marc and Kristin (Lefebvre) Cerasa. Sophia attended the Longmeadow Public Schools. She enjoyed horseback riding at the Whispering Horse Therapeutic riding center in East Longmeadow, and played baseball for the Windsor Challengers League Jaycees. She also enjoyed bowling in the winter with Windsor Jaycees teammates .Sophia loved listening to music, watching her movies and doing arts and crafts with her nurse Rose. She enjoyed yoga with her mom & PT Halena & baking with her OT Reggie. She loved to cuddle with her two dogs, Kai and Jasmine. She enjoyed hikes, walks, swimming, and going to the beach. Sadly, Sophia was predeceased by her sister Olivia Cerasa on April 9, 2007. She is survived by her devoted parents and caregivers Marc and Kristin (Lefebvre) Cerasa of Springfield; her loving sister Fiona G. Cerasa of Springfield; paternal grandparents Joseph and Linda (Fredette) Cerasa of Longmeadow; maternal grandmother Nancy (Brook) Lefebvre of Chicopee and her husband the late Richard Lefebvre; and also to cherish her memory leaves aunts and uncles Matthew Lefebvre and his wife Kristine of Ludlow; Lisa O’Toole and her husband Brian of Longmeadow; Jill Semanie and her husband George of Wilbraham; and her eight cousins Allison, Kaitlyn, Lauren, Jack, Kate, Derek, Nina and Ryan. Family and friends are invited to gather on Saturday, January 30, 2021 at the Cornerstone Church, 15 Kibbe Road, East Longmeadow from 10-11AM, followed by a Life Celebration Service at 11AM. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Pediatric Palliative Care at Baystate Home Heath and Hospice, c/o Baystate Health Foundation, 280 Chestnut Street, Springfield, MA 01199. Arrangements entrusted to the Byron Keenan Funeral Home and Cremation Tribute Center, 1858 Allen Street, Springfield, MA, 01118.
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