Alfred Thomas Lepitre

1895 Barton, Vermont 1991 Claremont, New Hampshire



Continuation of tree (1st child of Flavien Lepitre/Marie Flore Victoria Matte); all known surname descendants:

                 10        Alfred Thomas Lepitre  b: 1 June 1895  Barton, Orleans, VT; d: 23 October 1991  Claremont, Sullivan, NH

                                     +Beatrice D. Bonneau  b: 15 March 1901  Claremont, Sullivan, NH; m: 12 February 1923  Claremont, Sullivan, NH [Arthur/Emma Picard]; d: August 1984  Claremont, Sullivan, NH

                              11        Claire Evangeline Lepitre  b: 28 March 1926  Claremont, Sullivan, NH; d: 6 January 2020  Lake Sunapee, Sullivan, NH

                                             +Francis Xavier Fontaine  b: 12 February 1925  Claremont, Sullivan, NH; m: 23 June 1945  Claremont, Sullivan, NH [Simeon Lorenzo/Etta Agnes Howe]; d: 19 August 2017  Sunapee, Sullivan, NH

                              11        Lorraine Gladys Lepitre  b: 3 June 1933  Claremont, Sullivan, NH; d: Aft. January 2006

                                             +Richard Edmond Peoples  b: 23 January 1932  West Windsor, Windsor, VT; m: 21 May 1955  Claremont, Sullivan, NH [Harold/Thelma M. Stone]; d: 5 January 2006  Raleigh, Wake, NC



Notes for Alfred Thomas Lepitre:


- 1930 Claremont, Sullivan, New Hampshire:  Alfred Lapete 34 truckman/own business, wife Beatruce 29, Claire 4, living with his brother-in-law's family.

- 1940 Claremont, Sullivan, NH:  Alfred Lapitre 45 laborer/paper mill, wife Beatrice D. 39, Claire 14, Lorraine 6.  [232 North Rice Road]

WWII Records:  Alfred Thomas Lepitre, res. 232 North St., Claremont, NH; b. 1 Jun 1895 Barton, VT; contact Mrs. Beatrice Lepitre (same address); employer Claremont Waste Manufacturing Co., Claremont; 5' 6", 153 lbs., brown eyes & brown hair, light complexion, graying hair; 26 Apr 1942 Newport, VT.


Tombstone Inscription:  St Mary Cemetery, Claremont, Sullivan, NH:  LEPITRE / (reverse) Alfred T. / 1895 - 1991 / his wife / Beatrice D. / 1901 - 1984


Obituaries for the children:

Claire Evangeline LepitreArgus-Champion (New London, NH), Saturday, 13 June 2020:  Claire Fontaine - Lake Sunapee - Claire Fontaine, 93, of Lake Sunapee, New Hampshire, and Franklin, Pennsylvania, died peacefully Jan. 6, 2020, with her loving, heartbroken family at her side.  She was born in Claremont, New Hampshire, March 28, 1926, to Alfred and Beatrice Bonneau Lepitre.  She attended St. Mary School in Claremont and attended and graduated from Stevens High School.  She married Francis Xavier Fontaine June 23, 1945, at St. Mary Church, Claremont, New Hampshire.  Claire spent the early years of her life in the throes of the Great Depression.  It was during this time she learned that, to survive in this world, it would take grit, determination and a strong will to succeed and overcome considerable obstacles.  In their early years together, she and her husband faced many hurdles in their lives that bonded them much closer together.  She was the key person for the everyday care of her children, as her husband worked long, hard hours to provide the necessities for their survival.  Her love and affection, along with her guidance of teaching her children to conduct themselves in an appropriate manner, showed everyone who knew her that she was a strong, caring and intuitive person as she moved through her life.  Claire was predeceased by her husband, Francis, on Aug. 19, 2017.  She is survived by her daughter, Linda Fontaine of Erie, Pennsylvania, and her son, David Fontaine, of Franklin, Pennsylvania.  She is also survived by her grandchildren, Karen Hawkins and husband Steve of Polk, Pennsylvania, Michelle Freer and husband Dennis, also of Polk, Pennsylvania, Francis Xavier Fontaine III and wife Amanda of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Amanda Leonardi and husband Buddy of Wilmington, North Carolina, and Kathleen Pacak and husband Jeff of Erie, Pennsylvania; great-grandchildren, Isabella and Gabriella Leonardi, Sophia Pacak, Justin Hawkins, Derek and Lane Freer, Kylie Ann and Quinten Fontaine.  A private Catholic funeral Mass will be at the convenience of the family, and interment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery in Claremont, New Hampshire.  In lieu of flowers, the family asks any donations be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital in accordance with her deep caring for the wonderful work to help children who may otherwise not be able to get superior medical care.  Arrangements are with Stringer Funeral Homes and Crematorium, Claremont, NH.



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Last updated:  21 September 2021.