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Colleen A. Lago

Funeral services for Colleen Ann Moran Lago, age 75, of Ogdensburg, NY, will be held on Monday, December 17, 2018, at 10:00AM at Notre Dame Church with Rev. F. James Shurtleff officiating. Burial will be in Notre Dame Cemetery in the Spring. Calling hours will be held from 2:00PM to 4:00PM and 6:00PM to 8:00PM on Sunday, December 16, 2018, at Frary Funeral Home, Ogdensburg. Mrs. Lago passed away on Wednesday morning, December 12, 2018, at her home surrounded by her loving family.

Colleen is survived by her loving husband, Henry “Smokey” Lago; two sons, Christopher J. Lago and his wife, Jenny, of Stillwater, NY and Timothy P. Lago and his wife, Melanie Kimbler-Lago, of Potsdam, NY; three grandchildren, Dalton and Dylan Lago and Chelsie Lago-Mulkey; a sister-in-law, Rebecca Massic of Ogdensburg and niece and nephew, Joseph and Mary Ann Taney. She is predeceased by her sister, Mary Margaret Taney and her husband, Roger.

Colleen was born on January 31, 1943, in Canton, NY, the daughter of Patrick J. and Mary Quinn Moran. She graduated from Canton Central School in 1960 and was a graduate of A. Barton Hepburn Hospital School of Nursing in 1963. Later, Colleen married Henry Lago on December 11, 1965, at St. Mary’s Church in Canton, NY, with Monsignor J. Albert O’Brien officiating. Colleen was first a registered nurse at Hepburn Hospital and later continued her nursing career at Riverview Correctional Facility.

Colleen enjoyed her work, cooking, camping, shopping, her scratch off tickets and her beloved dog, Slinky.

Donations may be made in Colleen’s memory to Notre Dame Heritage Fund, 125 Ford Ave, Ogdensburg, NY 13669.

39 Condolences

  • Janice Bouchard Posted December 12, 2018 8:20 PM

    Prayers go out to Henry and family in the loss of Colleen. She was a dedicated nurse and a great person.
    She will be greatly missed. Don & Jan Bouchard

  • Sally Amo Posted December 12, 2018 9:01 PM

    I’m so very sorry to hear about Colleen she was a wonderful person and so dedicated to her job and Family . My thoughts and prayers are with her family .

  • Brian & Sue Watson Posted December 13, 2018 7:10 AM

    Prayers for the Lago family. We are so sorry to hear about Colleen. She had a good heart.

  • Brenda Burke Posted December 13, 2018 8:01 AM

    Brian and I are so very sorry for your loss. Colleen was such a wonderful person and a dedicated nurse. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

  • Lori & Pat Hackett Posted December 13, 2018 8:17 AM

    Henry…we were very sorry to read of Colleen’s passing…our condolences to you and your family…cherished memories last a lifetime and beyond.

  • Diane Hebert Posted December 13, 2018 8:20 AM

    So sorry to hear of your loss. Colleen was such a special person, will miss seeing her. Prayers to the family. Dean and Diane Hebert

  • Kathy Zimmerman Posted December 13, 2018 8:44 AM

    Tim and family, prayers and thoughts are with you at this time. Sorry for your loss, may she rest in peace.

  • Barbara and Dick Fortin Posted December 13, 2018 9:11 AM

    So sorry to hear about Colleen! We remember her as a wonderful, sweet person. Prayers to all of you!

  • Cheryl Montpetit Posted December 13, 2018 9:48 AM

    Colleen was an amazing nurse. I learned much from her when I worked for her. Such a big heart. I am sorry for your loss.

  • Mary Wilson Posted December 13, 2018 11:27 AM

    Colleen was an excellent Operating Room nurse when I knew her. She was very helpful in teaching me the ins and outs of the Operating Room many years ago. Prayers for her family. God bless.

  • Paul and Marlene Smith Posted December 13, 2018 12:17 PM

    So Sorry to hear of Colleen’s passing. Thoughts and Prayers to your family.

  • Judy Baker Posted December 13, 2018 1:45 PM

    So sorry to hear of Colleen’s passing. She was a good person & a dedicated nurse !! She will be missed !! Thoughts & prayers for her family 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼

  • Becky Fiacco Posted December 13, 2018 4:03 PM

    My thoughts and prayers to Henry and the family. Colleen was a terrific nurse and a wonderful person who will be missed.

  • Lori Schaber Posted December 13, 2018 5:22 PM

    Colleen was an outstanding nurse and colleague! There was never a medical emergency at Riverview that Colleen couldn’t handle! Colleen was true to her profession and family. So sorry for your loss.

  • Ron Addison Posted December 13, 2018 5:50 PM

    So loyal and loving to her family and very dedicated to her profession. I will always remember her love of life, her fantastic cooking and her strength to keep fighting. Tim and family I’m sorry for your loss and my deepest condolences.

  • Scott Feldt (co-worker) Posted December 13, 2018 8:33 PM

    Colleen Lago – Happy, kind, friendly to all, small in stature but wow what a firecracker she could be! Always had a smile on her face and was truly a rockstar in her profession! I have always respected Colleen and she will be missed. My sincerest condolences to her family. God bless.

  • Thomas Saxby Posted December 13, 2018 8:53 PM

    The general was a great lady. Very sharp and skillful in her profession. Hard worker always aiming to please. She will be greatly missed. Her kindness and love is wonderful.

  • Blaine Webber Posted December 13, 2018 9:01 PM

    I got to know Colleen through her work at RCF. Always had a smile and a kind word. I extend my condolences to the family.

  • Helen Childs Houck Posted December 13, 2018 11:36 PM

    Sorry about Colleen She was a great ABHH nurse. We spent many years there. Prayers to Hank and the family. RIP Colleen .

  • Terry Johnson Posted December 14, 2018 2:22 AM

    Tim, Chris and Henry
    So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I remember spending time at your house growing up with your family.

  • Lisa cota Posted December 14, 2018 10:06 AM

    Colleen was like family, having worked with her at Chmc and corrections. She was a character, never ending energy and drive. I have many memories that I will cherish.

  • From Lucia Johnson Posted December 14, 2018 11:20 AM

    I was saddened to hear of Colleen’s passing I will remember her ,Henry and all her family in my prayers

  • LuciaJohnson Posted December 14, 2018 11:22 AM

    I was very saddened to hear of sweet Colleen’s passing.

  • Don Parker Posted December 14, 2018 11:58 AM

    Sorry or your loss. I will be praying for your family.

  • Dan Harradine Posted December 14, 2018 12:27 PM

    Sorry for your loss Henry. I am in Florida or I would attend the service

  • Marlene Liscum Watson Posted December 14, 2018 12:39 PM

    Dear Hank and family,
    I am so sorry for your loss.
    Coleen was a terrific nurse and really knew her stuff.
    I knew her when she was the Assistant head nurse of the operating rooms at Hepburn hospital.
    I will miss our chats.

  • Paula Jacques Posted December 14, 2018 5:28 PM

    Dear Henry and family,
    We are so sorry, please accept our sincere condolences.
    She was a very caring nurse who set a model example for SUNY Canton students.
    May she Rest In Peace.

  • Timothy Erwin Posted December 14, 2018 6:50 PM

    I am so very sorry for your loss. I remember meeting her the first time when I took care of Tim and Chris. Very nice lady whom I will always remember. My deepest condolences and prayers to the family.

  • M Penny Sharrow Posted December 14, 2018 7:31 PM

    To the entire Lago family

    Sorry to hear about Colleen’s passing . Colleen was a wonderful caring woman and Novena friend. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

    My deepest condolences

    Penny Sharrow

  • Joanne and carl Posted December 14, 2018 8:19 PM

    we are heartbroken . Dearest friend much love and condolences to Henry and The Kids .

  • Lynda (Silver) and Dean Hooper Posted December 14, 2018 10:35 PM

    We always enjoyed talking and visiting with Mrs Lago. What a wonderful lady. We are so sorry to hear of Colleen’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers to your families.

  • Don and Virginia Dodds Posted December 15, 2018 1:51 PM

    Don and I are saddened to hear of Colleen’s adding. She touched many lives in her nursing career. Keeping you and your family in thought and prayer during this sad time.

  • Nancy Stacey Posted December 15, 2018 11:16 PM

    So sorry to hear of Colleen passing. Many good memories of her. Prayers for your family during this sad time.

  • James & Linda Caster Posted December 16, 2018 9:19 AM

    To Kimberly and family,
    You’re in our thoughts and prayers

  • Randy Elie Posted December 16, 2018 7:59 PM

    Chris and Family, I am very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  • Steve and Joann Bodnar Posted December 16, 2018 8:30 PM

    So sorry for your loss. Our condolences to Chris and Jenny and the entire Lago family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

  • Candy LaLone Posted December 17, 2018 8:47 PM

    Sorry to hear of Colleen’s passing.She was a great teacher when she worked at ABHH.I will miss seeing her at Price Chopper when we chat a little bit.Rest in peace.

  • Anna Fulton Faucher Posted December 18, 2018 2:32 PM

    Coleen an I were classmates from 3rd grade until graduation from high school. I’m very sorry to hear of her passing. My prayers are with Henry and their sons.

  • Judith A Benson Posted December 19, 2018 12:41 PM

    Thinking of you, Hank, and your family at this difficult time. Coleen was a special lady, and will be missed by many people. My prayers are with you and your sons.

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