Agnes D. Sowders

15 December, 193414 February, 2021

Agnes "Ginger" Sowders entered eternal life on Feb. 14, 2021. She was born on Dec. 15, 1934 in Naugatuck Ct. She was the youngest of 11 children from Franklin and Jennie Patten. She married the love of her life James Sowders Sr. (who proceeded her in 1974) on Feb. 6, 1954 in California. They had 4 children who absolutely loved her, Kathy Hansen (proceeded her in 2013), James Sowders Jr. (Dianalin Bruce), Judy Hershberger (husband Mark), Jennie Rheaume (husband Harry) She had 8 wonderful grandchildren, Nichole Hansen Taylor(husband Sam) , Amber Sowders Serluca (husband Marc), Paul Brie Jr. (wife Stephanie), Thomas Hansen II. (Kaitlyn Zeleznicky), James Sowders III (wife Cassie), Amanda Sowders (husband Matt Gudeahn), Megan Stuart (husband Ken), and Edward Brie. These 8 grandchildren honored her with 10 greatgrandchildren Devin Hansen, Savannah Hansen, Ava Brie, Taylyn Hansen, Javan Gomes, Maggie Brie, Annabelle Sowders, Ayden Hansen, James Sowders IV and Hadlee Stuart. There will be a Graveside Service on Monday March 1, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. in Starr Burying Ground 88 Lestertown Rd, Groton, CT 06340. Masks and social distancing will be observed. The Montville Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Please visit to leave an online tribute or condolence.

I'm unlucky to never really experience what its like to have grandparents. But I'm am lucky enough to know women who've taught me the definition of family. I wouldn't know where I'd be without them. Last night we lost one of the greatest of them all. She was the one who made me want a family. Because family was everything to her no matter what. I'll always remember our long phone calls about John Wayne and Jesus with a mix of where she came from. Thank you for accepting me into this family. For your wisdom, your patience, your love. You will live on in our memories. Our children will always know about their Great Gram. You will never be forgotten, but loved forever and always. Kaitlyn


  • Graveside Funeral Service

    Monday, 1 March , 2021


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james sowders jr

24 February 2021

Thank you for all your cards, thought and prayers for my mom and the rest of the Sowders family.

Nichole Hansen-Taylor

23 February 2021

Grammy I miss you so much. I promise to live by your expectations and the your rule of treat people as you want to be treated. Your love for us will live on in us forever. The wonderful memories will be told over and over.. like mud pies you let me bake in the oven. To the countless sleepover with dinner and popcorn and the golden girls!! Grammy rest easy in paradise. Kiss mommy for me! I love you Ging!
Love always your sweet pea,
Nicky 💜🤍

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