Margaret Mary Martin Sowter, 70, known to all as Mags, passed away on March 21 after a long struggle with cancer. She is survived by her husband, Kevin John Sowter, her sisters Bridget Cryan, Colette Martin, Teresa Duffy, Ursula Mulleady and their families, Kevin’s children John Sowter, Margaret Sowter, Andrew Sowter, Neil Sowter and their families, and her cousin Margaret Mary Murphy. Mags was born in 1942 to James and Winifred Ellen Martin in Ballangare County, Roscommon, Ireland. She had a long, successful career in finance with Citibank in Dublin that continued when she arrived in the United States in 1985. Mags had a love of Chestnut Hill and her beautiful historic home, The Anglecot. Her Irish-themed decorated home was featured on the Chestnut Hill Holiday House Tour. She was a member of the Daughters of the British Empire and had volunteered at the Chestnut Hill Women’s Exchange. She touched the hearts of all who knew her with her warmth, charm and wit. Services will be held on Tuesday April 2. Visitation begins at 10am, followed by Funeral Mass at 11am, in Chestnut Hill, at Our Mother of Consolation Church. Mag’s ashes will return to Ireland for a service and burial at a later date.
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