Camille Joseph Pitre

1909 Lafourche, Louisiana 1942 New Orleans, LA



Continuation of tree (4th child of Joseph Julien Pitre/Camilia Use); all known surname descendants:

                 9          Camille Joseph Pitre  b: 2 February 1909  Lafourche, LA; d: 23 August 1942  New Orleans, LA

                                    +Dorothy Betsy Romero  b: 5 August 1912  Franklin, St. Mary, LA; m: February 1929 [Jean Ulger/Mary Ann Trout]; d: 14 September 1975  Baton Rouge, E. Baton Rouge, LA

                             10           Calvin J. Pitre  b: 10 July 1930  New Orleans, LA; d: 1 June 1992  Baker, East Baton Rouge, LA

                                               +Verna Marie Fontenot  b: Abt. 1930; m: 3 March 1951  St. Bernard, LA; d: Aft. June 1992

                             10           Melvin Anthony Pitre  b: 3 August 1938  New Orleans, LA; d: 22 September 2018  Killian, Livingston, LA   

                                               +Jo-Ann Mertz   



Notes for Camille Joseph Pitre:


- 1930 New Orleans, Louisiana:  (Mrs.) Ulger Romero 58, son-in-law Camille Pitre 22, wife Dorothy 17  [1129 Elysian Fields]


- 1940 New Orleans, LA:  Camielle J. Pitre 30 tractor driver/Federal barge lines, wife Dorothy R. 27, Calvin J. 9, Melvin A. 1  [2528 Gallier Street]


WWII Records:  Camile Joseph Pitre, res. 2528 Gallier St., New Orleans, LA; b. 2 Feb 1909 Lafourche, LA; contact wife Mrs. Dorothy Pitre; 5' 2", 130 lbs., brown eyes & brown hair, ruddy complexion; 16 Oct 1940 New Orleans, LA.


Obituary:  Times Picayune (New Orleans, LA), Tuesday, 25 August 1942:  On Sunday, August 23, 1942, at 4 o'clock p.m., Camile Joseph Pitre, beloved husband of Dorothy B. Romero, father of Calvin and Melven Pitre, son of Camilla Usey and the late Julian Pitre, brother of Albert Pitre, Mrs. J. Foucha, Mrs. B. Maggio; aged 33 years; a native of Louisiana.  Relatives and friends of the family, also employees of the Federal Barge Line, are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, which will take place Tuesday, August 25, 1942, at 2 o'clock p.m., from the funeral home of E.J. Ranson & Sons, Inc., 1024 Elysian Fields avenue.  Religious services at St. Mary of the Angel's church.  Interment in St. Bartholomew cemetery.


Notes for Dorothy Betsy Romero:

Obituary:  States Times Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)Mrs. Dorothy Betsy Pitre - Died Saturday, Sept. 14, 1975, at 8:45 a.m. at Baton Rouge General Hospital.  She was 62, a native of Franklin, and a resident of 3725 North Foster Drive.  She was a retired clerk for Farm Stores Inc. Body to be at Hollabaugh-Spindle's Wooddale Memorial Chapel, corner of Wooddale and Tom, with visiting from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday and after 8 a.m. Monday.  Religious services at St. Joseph's Cathedral at 10:30 a.m. Monday.  Entombment in Resthaven Mausoleum.  Survived by two sons, Melvin A. Pitre Sr., and Calvin J. Pitre, both of Baton Rouge; two sisters, Mrs. Bertha Riley, New Orleans, and Mrs. Lil Clossen, Belle Chasse; one brother, Emile U. Romero, Metairie; two grandsons, David Wayne and Melvin A. Pitre, Jr., both of Baton Rouge; four granddaughters, Misses Sharon Marie, Joan B., Mona, and Kim Marie Pitre, all of Baton Rouge.  She was a member of St. Gerard Catholic Church.


Obituaries for the children:

Calvin J. Pitre:  The Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA), Wednesday, 3 June 1992:  Calvin Jay or Whitey Pitre, 61
of Baker.  Died 7:30 p.m. Monday, June 1, 1992, at his residence in Baker.  He was 61 and a native of New Orleans.  He was a retired asbestos worker with Local No. 53. and a U.S. Army and U.S. Navy veteran.  Visiting at Charlet Funeral Home, Zachary, 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, and 10 a.m. until dismissal at 12:30 p.m. Thursday.  Religious services at St. Isidore Catholic Church, Baker, at 1 p.m. Thursday, conducted by Father Gary Belsome.  Burial in Hillcrest Cemetery, Baker.  Survived by wife, Verna Marie Fontenot Pitre, Baker; three daughters, Sharon Marie Schmidtfranz, Baton Rouge, Joan Desiree Willbanks, Port Vincent, and Mona Lynne Nelson, Denham Springs; a son and daughter-in-law, David W. and Ronda Pitre, Baton Rouge; a brother, Melvin A. Pitre, Denham Springs; and four grandchildren.  Pallbearers will be Tony Willbanks, Ronnie Nelson, Grant Schmidtfranz, Melvin Pitre Jr., Brian Muse and Jamie Fontenot.  He was a member of St. Isidore Catholic Church.  Memorial donations may be made to the Cancer Society of Baton Rouge.

Tombstone Inscription, Hillcrest Memorial Gardens and Mausoleum, Baker, LA:  Calvin J. / 1930 - 1992 / Verna M. / 1930 - / together forever / PITRE


Melvin Anthony Pitre:  The Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA), Friday, 28 September 2018:  Melvin Anthony "Pete" Pitre, Sr., age 80, a resident of Killian, LA., passed away on Saturday, September 22, 2018.  Pete worked as an Asbestos Insulator through the Local 53 in New Orleans, LA.  Pete is survived by his 2 children, Kim Pitre Muse and husband Brian, and Melvin A. Pitre, Jr.; his grandchildren, Joshua Pitre and wife Jessica, Shaun Pitre and wife Celeste, and Austin Muse; and his 2 great-grandchildren, Lane Joanne Pitre and Cooper Pitre.  He is preceded in death by his wife, Jo-Ann Mertz Pitre; his parents, Camille Joseph Pitre and Dorothy Romero Pitre; his granddaughter, Erica Joann Pitre; and his brother, Calvin Joseph Pitre.  Visitation will be held at Resthaven Funeral Home, Baton Rouge, LA, on Sunday, September 30, 2018 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm.  Visitation will resume on Monday, October 1, 2018 from 10:00 am until a memorial service at 11:00 am.  Burial will follow at Resthaven Gardens of Memory.



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Items in RED verified from transcriptions in the following:

- South Louisiana Records: Church and Civil Records of Lafourche-Terrebonne Parishes  (Rev. Hebert)

- Some Louisiana deaths in RED taken from obituaries or the Louisiana Deaths collection (which includes spouses/parents).

- Some birthdates in RED taken from Social Security records based on obituary/tombstone inscription deathdate.


Last updated:  25 August 2022.