James P. Lazzati, a founder of youth retreat house, dies

A funeral Mass for James P. Lazzati, a founder of the Monsignor Clare J. O’Dwyer Youth Retreat House in Sparks, was offered April 21 at St. Leo, Little Italy. Mr. Lazzati died at Good Samaritan Hospital, Baltimore, April 17. He was 90 and the last living founder of the retreat house.

The St. Leo parishioner and Towson resident also served on the boards of Mercy High School, Baltimore, and the Loyola College in Maryland, Baltimore, alumni association; was a member and past president of the Associated Italian-American Charities – receiving its 1986 Frank C. Marino Award; was the Loyola College in Maryland’s 1975 Man of the Year; and was a recipient of Loyola Blakefield’s Father Joseph M. Kelly, S.J. Outstanding Community Service Award.

Owner of a utility supply company, Mr. Lazzati is survived his wife of 56 years, the former Rosemary C. LeCompte; five sons, Jimmy, Joseph, John, Philip and Paul; six daughters, Virginia Kelland, Mary Busby, Dodie Lazzati, Joan Lazatti, Margie Downs and Dolores Cowan; and 10 grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Monsignor Clare J. O’Dwyer Retreat House, Capital Campaign, 15523 York Rd., Sparks, Md. 21152.

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