Mabe Sorensen

Weldon Funeral Home

Mabe Sorensen

Lockport - Mabe Sorensen, 93, of Lockport, NY and formerly Penn Yan, passed away peacefully on April 11, 2021.

Mabe was born May 29, 1927 in Penn Yan, the daughter of Alexander Fraser MacKerchar and Martha Ten Brook MacKerchar. Named Mary Elizabeth, her brother John changed her name to Mabe as it was easier to say. She was a proud graduate of St. Michael's School and Penn Yan Academy, where she was a cheerleader for the undefeated 1944, wartime football team.

She is survived by husband Bob, son Howard (Grace); grandson, Alexander; daughter, Martha; sister-in-law, Blanche MacKerchar; nieces and nephews, Leigh MacKerchar (Alice), Martin MacKerchar (Loree), Kay Sloat (Jack), Carol Hallowell (Dave), Patsy Pulver, Lauren Snyder (Herbie), Steven Richmond (Ann), Cindy Swartout (Steve), Deb Hafleigh (Scott), Tracy Walker (Tom), Donna Kjar, and Brian Kjar (Ellen); and numerous great and great-great-nieces and nephews.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Michael's Catholic Church, 312 Liberty St, Penn Yan on Thursday (June 17) at 11:00am. The family will receive friends and relatives at the church from 10am-11am; and interment following funeral at St. Michael's Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Michael's School, 214 Keuka St, Penn Yan, NY 14527, to support library and art programs. Visit

Posted online on June 09, 2021