Agnes Field

Agnes was a caring and passionate woman who loved her many generations of family. From having 4 children, 10 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren, Agnes was enamored with love! She was a wonderful mother and a generous volunteer for Autistic Services.

Agnes was born with 3 other sisters to an immigrant family and was raised by her godmother in order to help ease her parent’s hardships during the Depression era. Agnes never graduated from high school but through hard work and dedication, she was the proud owner and operator of 3 successful beauty parlors.

Agnes met her husband John after World War II. They began dating after one of her husband’s friends made a bet with John and it was a done deal! They married and together had a beautiful family. After having the “empty nest syndrome” from raising all their own children into adulthood, they adopted a special needs child from the Father Baker facility she graciously volunteered at. Together in 1976, they raised little Brian Shaw the best way they knew how. They worked tirelessly to give Brian as much of a normal life as they could. This was Agnes’ passion and she lived her life until the end doing such work. They both put in countless time and energy to help the Autistic Services program, raising money and awareness. Their impact made such a difference for Brian and those that live with special needs.

When she wasn’t volunteering or spending time with her family, Agnes loved flowers. She wasn’t much of a green thumb but she tried her best!

Field, Agnes on September 24, 2019 of Lake View, NY. Beloved wife of the late John W.; Loving mother of Catherine (Carl) Sivertsen, Christine (Joseph) Sonnenberg, Cindy (Doug) Kauss and Loren (Dorothy) Field; Cherished grandmother of 10 and great-grandmother of 8; Devoted guardian of Brian Shaw. Friends will be received at LAKESIDE MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME, INC 4100 Lake Shore Rd, Hamburg, NY 14075 716-627-2919 Friday 10am-12pm, where a funeral service will immediately follow at 12pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Agnes’s memory to Autism Services, Inc. Agnes was a volunteer at Autism Services. Please leave online condolences at