Nicholas "Nick" Pizzolatto, Jr.

July 20, 1947 ~ November 10, 2023

Nicholas “Nick” Pizzolatto, Jr., 76, of Lake Charles, passed away November 10, 2023, at a local rehabilitation facility with family and loved ones by his side. Nick was born in Jennings, LA. on July 20, 1947, to Nicholas, Sr. and Suzanne Pizzolatto.

Growing up in Jennings along with his 7 siblings, Nick became an incredible athlete having played football for Jennings High School.  He then attended Tulane University on an athletic scholarship where he lettered in football as a tight end. He graduated from Tulane in 1969 with a Bachelor of Arts degree.  After graduation he continued his education earning his Juris Doctor Degree in 1972.  He also proudly served his country as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Army ROTC.

Nick practiced law for over 51 years while raising his 4 children in Louisiana.  The last 20 years of his career he focused on advocating and representing children as Attorney Supervisor for the State of Louisiana Child and Family Services.  

He was an amazing grandfather to his 18 grandchildren and loved watching them grow up performing in a multitude of activities from performing arts to competing in athletics.  He was equally proud of his 4 children and their amazing lives. He was a larger than life personality who never met a stranger.  His infectious laugh, charm, humor and wit will be missed deeply by those he loved and that loved him.

Those left to cherish his memory are his children: Natalie Dugas (Daron), Nicole Verot (Darcy), Nic Pizzolatto (Suzanne), Nath Pizzolatto (Carolyn); siblings; Connie Geter (Robert), Michael Pizzolatto (Joy), Theresa Galvis (Salty), Peter Pizzolatto (Mary), Mark Pizzolatto (Marie), Stephanie Parrino, and 18grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and sister, Elizabeth Pizzolatto Chauvin.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00AM, Tuesday, November 14, 2023, at Our Lady Queen of Heaven Catholic Church, 3939 Lake St., Lake Charles, LA. 70605.  A Rosary will be recited at 10:30AM Tuesday prior to the Mass.  Cremation arrangements were entrusted to Johnson Funeral Home.  Placement of his urn in the Southwest Louisiana Veterans Cemetery will take place at a later date.  


Rosary: Tuesday, November 14, 2023
10:30 am

Our Lady Queen Of Heaven Catholic Church


Mass of Christian Burial: Tuesday, November 14, 2023
11:00 am

Our Lady Queen Of Heaven Catholic Church


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  1. My sincere condolences to the Pizzolatto family. Prayers for peace and comfort during this difficult time.

  2. Suzanne(Nic),
    Not sure if I have the right person, but did you teach at Westwood Elem. in Westlake? I know I’m suppose to know this family. Anyway, may God comfort each of you during this difficult time.

  3. Candle 2My sincere condolences to all of Nick’s family. May he rest in internal peace. I am from Jennings and remember Nick from school. Also he came to the Laboratory that I worked and I drew his blood many times. Rest in Peace Nick

    Camellia Daigle Oliver

  4. Candle 1Sending prayers& love to all… I will miss my visits with Mr. Nick and the teasing that he& I did with each other❤️ & may he rest in peace!🙏🏻😇

  5. Candle 1Sorry for your loss. Nick’s contributions to the world throughout his life enriched so many. He is now enjoying the reward of eternal life in the presence of our Heavenly Father. May the prayers being said on your behalf provide comfort and peace at this difficult time.
    With deepest sympathy,
    Mary & Robert

  6. I previously worked with Nick when I worked with the Department of Children and Family Services. Excellent man to have known. Prayers to your family. He will be missed.

  7. I always liked Nic, personally and professionally, and considered him a friend. I will miss his wit and self-confidence. My condolences to his entire family.

  8. Candle 5My prayers are with you. May memories of Nick warm your hearts and bring a smile to your face. It was a pleasure to work with him at DCFS.

  9. Condolences to his family and friends. Sorry to hear. As someone else has said he was a joy to be with. I will miss his gracious greetings and our fun filled conversations. Peace Nick.

  10. Nick’s engaging personality, wit and friendship will be deeply missed. God bless Nick’s family as they find comfort in the knowledge that he’s comfortably resting in the arms of Jesus.

  11. I remember my teammate as a highly competitive, extraordinary, hardworking athlete. His devilish humor and bright personality was always present. I believe he was a part of Bob Dawson’s gang of pranksters. Some great stories there. He will be greatly missed by his family and colleagues. Good by old friend.

  12. Nick was a special person. He did a great deal for me and i will always be appreciative. My condolences to his beautiful family.

  13. Candle 2Our deepest sympathies and prayers for the entire Pizzolatto family. Your dad was always so proud of his children. I know he will be greatly missed.
    Mary Ellen and Peter Carroll

  14. We were blessed to have Nick’s help in adopting our daughter 27 years ago. We remember his broad smile, personal warmth, sense of humor, and optimism. Nick worked tirelessly to sort through the challenges and always made us feel that things were going to turn out fine. He was a wonderful human being who changed the lives of so many people. He will be dearly missed. – Marilyn & Barnaby

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