Duard Pitre

1887 Larose, Louisiana 1969 Cut Off, LA



Continuation of tree (6th child of Louis Alidor Pitre/Delphine Lorenza Cheramie); all known surname descendants:

               8          Duard Pitre  b: 10 November 1887  Larose, Lafourche, LA; d: 23 August 1969  Cut Off, Lafourche, LA 

                                 +Blanche Celina Charpentier  b: 11 March 1893  Larose, Lafourche, LA; m: 5 June 1909  Larose, Lafourche, LA [Magloire/Louise Emeline Marie Gisclair] [license]; d: 26 February 1950  New Orleans, LA        

                          9          Gilbert Joseph Pitre  b: 24 August 1910  Cut Off, Lafourche, LA; d: 9 February 1982  Galliano, Lafourche, LA

                                         +Marie Martin  b: 6 September 1914  Golden Meadow, Lafourche, LA; m: Abt. 1934 [Theodule Azenor/Amelia Autin]; d: 11 May 2003  Galliano, Lafourche, LA

                          9          Aline Pitre  b: 24 January 1914  Lafourche, LA; d: 30 May 1987  Galliano, Lafourche, LA

                                         +Sidney Plaisance  b: Abt. 1913  Larose, Lafourche, LA; m: Abt. 1931 [Justilien/Emma Marie Lee]; d: 17 December 1966  Galliano, Lafourche, LA

                                      *2nd Husband of Aline Pitre:

                                         +Eves Joseph Vegas  b: 29 May 1914  Cut Off, Lafourche, LA; m: Aft. June 1971 [Pierre Emile/Ernestine Gabriela Guidry]; d: 29 May 1989  Houma, Terrebonne, LA

                          9          Etienne Pitre  b: 25 October 1916  Galliano, Lafourche, LA; d: 30 October 2012  Galliano, Lafourche, LA

                                         +Dulcina Marie Callais  b: 2 July 1902  Leeville, Lafourche, LA; m: unknown; d: 7 March 1990  Golden Meadow, Lafourche, LA

                                       *2nd Wife of Etienne Pitre:

                                         +Yvonne Williams  b: 19 November 1924  Lafourche, LA; m: unknown [Clarence/---]; d: 21 October 1981  Galliano, Lafourche, LA

                          9          Bella Pitre  b: 14 July 1919  Galliano, Lafourche, LA; d: 10 February 2008  Galliano, Lafourche, LA

                                         + Levy Brunet  b: 27 December 1918  Galliano, Lafourche, LA; m: unknown [Loviney/Emelie Guidry]; d: 3 October 2007  Galliano, Lafourche, LA

                          9          Bessie Pitre  b: Abt. 1921  Lafourche, LA; d: Aft. February 2008

                                         + Ernest Joseph Barrios   b: 25 September 1918  Lafourche, LA; m: 25 June 1952  Lafourche, LA [Pierre/Zilda Pierce] (divorced); d: 1 June 1991  Galliano, Lafourche, LA

                          9          Blaize Marie Pitre  b: 3 February 1926  Galliano, Lafourche, LA; d: 25 October 2002  Cut Off, Lafourche, LA

                                         +Joseph 'Buck' Guidry    m: Aft. February 1950

                                      *2nd Husband of Blaize Marie Pitre:

                                         +Abe Cleo Alfrey  b: 18 January 1930  Bald Knob, White, AR; m: Aft. August 1969 [James Richard/Ada Herman]; d: 13 February 1988  Galliano, Lafourche, LA



Notes for Duard Pitre:


- 1910 Lafourche, Louisiana:  Duhart Peter 22 (odd job laborer), wife Blanche 17, living with his in-laws Maglore Charpentier 49, wife Louise 49 and their children.

- 1920 Lafourche, LA:  Duare Pitre 31 (working out), wife Blanche 27, Gilbert 7, Alanen 5, Catherine 3, Bella 4 months.

- 1930 Lafourche, LA:  Duhard Pitre 45, wife Blanche 41, Gilbert 19, Aline 17, Etienne 14, Bella 11, Bessa 9, Blaize 7.


- 1940 Galliano, Lafourche, LA:  Duard Pitre 49 fisherman & trapper/shrimps & furs, wife Blanche 48, Bella 20, Beza 17 laundress/private family, Blaize 14, son Gilbert 29 carpenter/building houses, wife Marie 26, Audrey 4, Aubrey 10 months.

- 1950 Lafourche, LA:  Widower Duard Pitre 62 painting boat/shrimp fisherman, Bessie 26 (div), Blaise 23, granddaughter Connie 3.

World War I recordsDavid Martial Pitre; Lafourche, LA; 9 Oct 1877; Alidore Pitre; medium/medium; blue eyes; light hair

WWII Records:  Duard Trefor Pitre, res. Cut Off, LA; b. 8 Nov 1890 Cut Off, LA; contact Mrs. Duard T. Pitre; 5' 4", 125 lbs., blue eyes & black hair, light brown complexion; 27 Apr 1942 Lafourche, LA.


Obituary:  Times Picayune (New Orleans, LA), 25 Aug 1969:  Duard J. Pitre, on Saturday, August 23, 1969, at 6:25 o'clock a.m., husband of the late Blanche M. Charpentier; father of Mrs. Levy Brunet, Mrs. Ernest Barrios, Mrs. Sidney Plaisance, Mrs. Joseph Guidry, Gilbert and Etienne Pitre, brother of Leopold Pitre, Mrs. David Pitre and Mrs. Vincent Cheramie; also survived by 18 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren; age 81 years, a native of Gaillano, La., and a resident of Cut Off, La.  Relatives and friends of the family, are invited to attend the funeral.  Services from the Thibodaux Funeral Home, Cut Off, La., on Monday, August 25, 1969, at 9:30 o'clock a.m., religious services at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Galliano, La., at 10 a.m.  Interment in Cheramie Cemetery.  Thibodaux Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.


Tombstone Inscription, Cheramie Cemetery, Galliano, LA:  Duard Pitre / born Nov. 10, 1897 - died Aug. 25, 1969


Notes for Blanche Celina Charpentier:

Obituary:  Times Picayune (New Orleans, LA), 28 February 1950 - At New Orleans, La., on Sunday, February 26, 1950, at 4:05 o'clock p.m., Blanche Charpentier, beloved wife of Duard Pitre; daughter of Louise Gisclair and the late Magiora Charpentier; mother of Gilbert, Etienne and Blaize Pitre, Mrs. Sidney Plaisance, Mrs. Levy Brunet and Miss Bessie Pitre, aged 56 years; a native of Cut Off, La.  Relatives and friends of the family are respectfully invited to attend the funeral which will take place from the late residence at Cut Off, La., on Tuesday, February 28, 1950 at 3 o'clock p.m.  Religious services at St. Joseph Catholic church, Galiano, La.  Interment in Cheramie cemetery, Galiano, La.  Chauvin & Thibodeaux Funeral Home, Thibodaux, La., in charge.


Obituaries for the children:

Gilbert Joseph Pitre:  Lafourche Daily Comet (LA), 9 February 1982:  Gilbert Joseph Pitre, 71, a native and resident of Cut Off, died 2:20 a.m. Tuesday in Galliano.  Visitation began this morning at the Falgout Funeral Home in Galliano and will remain until funeral time.  The funeral will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.  Burial will follow in the Cheramie cemetery.  Survivors include his wife, Marie Martin Pitre; two sons, Aubrey and Wade Pitre; one daughter, Mrs. Audrey Bruce; one brother, Etienne Pitre; four sisters, Mrs. Enos Barrios, Mrs. Eves Vegas, Mrs. Levi Brunet and Mrs. Abe Alfred; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.  Falgout Funeral Home of Galliano is handling the arrangements.


Aline Pitre:  Lafourche Daily Comet (LA), 30 May 1987:  Funeral services were scheduled at 3 p.m. today from St. Joseph Catholic Church in Galliano for Aline Pitre Vegas, who died at 4:56 p.m. Saturday (30th).  Interment was to be in Cheramie Cemetery, Galliano.  She was the wife of Eves Joseph Vegas; mother of Cassie Plaisance Theriot and Helen Plaisance Sandras; and sister of Etienne Pitre, Mrs. Levy (Bella) Brunet, Mrs. Ernest (Bessie) Barrios and Mrs. Abe (Blaise) Alfrey.  She is also survived by five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her first husband, Sidney Plaisance; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Duard Pitre; and brother, Gilbert Pitre.  Arrangements were by Falgout Funeral Home Inc.

Tombstone Inscription, Cheramie Cemetery, Galliano, LA:  Aline P. Plaisance Vegas / Jan. 24, 1914 - May 30, 1987  //  Sidney A. Plaisance / (photo) / 1912 - 1966


Etienne Pitre:  Lafourche Daily Comet (LA):  Etienne "Fotch" Pitre, a native of Galliano and a resident of Galliano/Golden Meadow, was born Oct. 25, 1916 and died Oct. 30, 2012.  Visitation was held from 1 p.m. till funeral time, 3 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2, 2012 at Our Lady Of Prompt Succor Catholic Church.  Burial followed in the Cheramie Cemetery.  He is survived by his daughters, Elaine Alario and husband Terry Alario, Julia Leday and husband Donald "Cheese" Leday; nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and 15 great-great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his wife of 74 years, Yvonne Williams Pitre; parents, Duard and Blanche Charpentier Pitre; daughters, Kathleen Lee and Carrie Lou Chatagnir; brothers, Gilbert Pitre; sisters, Bella Brunet, Blaze Winfrie, Aline Plaisance; and one grandchild.  He was a Catholic. Falgout Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Tombstone Inscriptions, Cheramie Cemetery, Galliano:   Yvonne W. Pitre / born Nov. 19, 1923 - died Oct. 21, 1981 / (photo) / Etienne Pitre / born Oct. 25, 1916 / died Oct. 30, 2012 / (photo)


Bella Pitre:  Lafourche Daily Comet (LA), Bella Pitre Brunet, age 88, a native and resident of Galliano, died at 3:19 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 10, 2008.  Visitation Tuesday at Samart-Mothe Funeral Home in Cut Off and to funeral time Wednesday at Community Bible Church in Cut Off.  Religious service Wednesday at the church, with burial in Cheramie Cemetery in Galliano.  Survived by three sons, Elton "Ko-Ko" Brunet and wife, Ena, Levy "E.J." Brunet Jr. and wife, Reba, and Pastor Dr. Dennis Brunet and wife, Rebekah; one daughter, Linda Brunet; one brother, Etienne Pitre; one sister, Bessie Barrios; 14 grandchildren, Duane Brunet and wife, Amy, Monique Pitre and husband, Jody, Cherise Swander and husband, Stephen, Ron Brunet and wife, Desiree, Dawn Orgeron and husband, Trent, Angela Mott and husband, Gareth, Hannah, Elizabeth, Ethan, Sarah, Lydiah, Micah, Leah Beth and Isaac Brunet; and 12 great-grandchildren, Katie and Allie Brunet, Gavin, Grant, and Caroline Pitre, Stephen David and Camille Swander, Andrea Brunet, Carson Orgeron, Isabella and Emelie Mott and Landon Brunet.  Preceded in death by her parents, Duard and Blanche Charpentier Pitre; one son, Teddy "Boy" Brunet; one brother, Gilbert Pitre; and two sisters, Aline Vegas and Blaize Alfrey.  Carver, artist, businesswoman, valedictorian of her graduating class of 1930 and fed untold hundreds at her dinner table.  Samart-Mothe Funeral Home of Cut Off.

Tombstone Inscriptions, Cheramie Cemetery, Galliano:   Bella P. / Brunet / July 14, 1919 / Feb. 10, 2008


Blaize Pitre:  Lafourche Daily Comet (LA):  Blaize Pitre Guidry Alfrey, 76, a native of Galliano and resident of Cut Off, died at 1:05 p.m. Oct. 25, 2002.  Visitation will be from 8 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. today at Falgout Funeral Home in Galliano.  A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 2 p.m. today al Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Church in Larose, with burial at Cheramie Cemetery in Galliano.  She is survived by her daughters, Myra Guidry Jackson and Darlene Guidry Bruce; brother, Etiene Pitre; sisters, Bessie Barrios and Bella Brunet; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.  She was preceded in death by her first husband, Joseph "Buck" Guidry; second husband, Abe Alfrey; parents, Duard and Blanche Charpentier Pitre; brother, Gilbert Pitre; and sister, Aline Plaisance Vegas.

Tombstone Inscription, Cheramie Cemetery, Galliano, LA:  In loving memory / Abe Cleo Alfredy / Jan. 18, 1930 - Feb. 3, 1988 / Blaize Alfrey / Feb. 3, 1926 - Oct. 25, 2002 / (photo of the couple)



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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)

- South Louisiana Vital Family Records: Terrebonne Genealogical Society

- 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:  18 June 2022.