Dorothy C. Lacy, 77, homemaker, sales associate

March 15, 2006

Dorothy C. Lacy, a homemaker and former retail sales worker, died March 7 of complications from a stroke at St. Joseph Medical Center. The North Baltimore resident was 77.

She was born Dorothy Callis in Baltimore and raised in Catonsville and the Murray Hill neighborhood of Baltimore County. She was a 1946 graduate of Notre Dame Preparatory School, where she played field hockey and basketball.

In 1948, she married James J. Lacy, now a retired Baltimore insurance executive and former president of the city Board of Fire Commissioners. The couple resided for many years on Springlake Way in Homeland, where Mrs. Lacy raised her family.

After her children were grown, she worked as a sales associate at the Irish Country Store at the Inner Harbor and later at Linens and Lingerie in Ruxton.

For the past 25 years, Mrs. Lacy lived at Elkridge Estates in North Baltimore. She enjoyed spending summers in Ocean City and Stone Harbor, N.J. She also played tennis and did needlepoint.

She was a communicant of St. Ignatius Roman Catholic Church in Baltimore.

A funeral Mass was offered Friday.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by two sons, James J. Lacy III of Ocean City and Robert J. Lacy of Baltimore; three daughters, Mary Daily Lacy, Rett Lacy and Joan R. Lacy, all of Baltimore; and a brother, Herman E. Callis of Ocean City.

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