Isabel Lydia Harrington

Isabel Lydia Harrington, 92, of 72 Church St., Saranac Lake, died Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, at her home.

Born in New York City on March 24, 1921, she was the daughter of Axel Hjalmar and Louise (Carlsen) Enroth. Isabel married James August Harrington on April 25, 1953, in Glen Cove. He predeceased her on Aug. 16, 1998.

Isabel had been employed as a commercial and portrait artist, studying under George Bridgeman and Harvey Dunn. She loved the outdoors and enjoying camping, hiking, canoeing, skiing and sailing with her sailboats she had in Long Island Sound. Isabel volunteered at Adirondack Medical Center for more than 25 years and as a member of the Ladies Guild at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Saranac Lake. She also was an avid reader and gardener.

She is survived by three sons: Geoffrey Harrington and his wife Patricia of Saranac Lake; Christopher J. Harrington and wife of Karen of Saranac Lake; and Matthew M. Harrington and his companion Wanda Caughil of Saranac Lake; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her father and mother.

Funeral arrangements are in care of the Fortune-Keough Funeral Home in Saranac Lake. There will be no calling hours. A graveside service will take place in the spring at the Harrietstown Cemetery in Saranac Lake.

Friends wishing to remember Isabel Lydia Harrington may make memorial contributions to Tri-Lakes Humane Society or Saranac Lake Voluntary Health Association in care of the funeral home. Family and friends can also share their memories and sign the online guestbook at