Isabelle ‘Liz’ Lagos

WINDHAM – Isabelle “Liz” Lagos, also well known as “Nana”, died peacefully at home on Monday, August 27th after a long life of 90 plus years, with her son, Scott, by her side.

Liz was born in Bangor, Maine; grew up in Medford, MA, settled in Lowell, MA to raise her family, then moved to Windham, NH in retirement. She went to Lawrence Memorial Hospital nursing school. Following graduation, she worked as a nurse at the Bedford, MA VA Hospital in the 1960s-70s, and later worked as a private duty nurse. Her post-retirement work included volunteering, often at her grandchildren’s schools, as well as providing help and support to many friends and family in their times of need.

She enjoyed hand crafting greeting cards, macramé, quilting, photography, and a myriad of other arts and crafts that she used to bring joy and happiness to family and countless friends.

She is survived by her companion of 45 years, Kenneth Lewis; her children, Kathleen Upton, David O’Brien and his wife Jinjin; Charles “Coe” Lagos and his wife Jennifer; and Scott Lagos and his wife Ellen. Additionally, she adored her grandchildren, Kristen Nichols and her husband Ray, and James “Jamie” O’Brien and his wife Angela; Colin, Tim and Abigail Lagos; Sean O’Brien; as well as her great-grandchildren, Austin and Alexis Nichols; and many nieces and nephews.

Liz was predeceased by her husband George Lagos, a son Arthur James O’Brien, and all of her siblings.

She maintained her sharp wit until the end which she skillfully used to make a point, make one laugh or put you in your place. She was one of the strongest people you would ever encounter, proved double even in her final days. Isabelle Cora Lagos, you are remembered, loved, and will be sorely missed.

There will be no services, as were her wishes, but at the request of Liz and the family, please be kind, compassionate and thoughtful towards all those that you know and meet, just as she would have done.

In lieu of sympathy cards, the family would love to hear your favorite memory of Liz. She did not want her family and friends to be sad when she was gone, but to remember the good times that she shared. These thoughts and memories can be sent to Liz Lagos c/o Scott Lagos and Family, 9 Stonehedge Road, Windham, NH 03087.

Arrangements are in the care of the Carrier Family Funeral Home & Crematory, 38 Range Road, Windham, NH 03087. To leave a message of condolence, please visit our website at