Dominique 'Thomas D.' Pitre

1893 Bloomfield, PEI 1981 Passaic, New Jersey



Continuation of tree (4th child of Francis Pitre/Marie Arseneau); all known surname descendants:

               9          Dominique 'Thomas D.' Pitre  b: 9 December 1893  St. Anthony, Bloomfield, PEI; d: 3 April 1981  Passaic, Passaic, NJ

                                   +Margaret Ellen Morrison  b: 27 June 1896  East Boston, Suffolk, MA; m: 22 July 1917  Revere, Suffolk, MA [John J./Margaret Godson]; d: 19 January 1923  Revere, Suffolk, MA

                          10          Helen Elizabeth Peters  b: 15 June 1918  Revere, Suffolk, MA; d: 9 March 1926  Chelsea, Suffolk, MA

                          10          Lawrence Francis Peters  b: 25 March 1920  Revere, Suffolk, MA; d: 27 April 1990  Clifton, Passaic, NJ

                                           +Olga Louise Hirkala  b: 8 August 1921  Passaic, Passaic, NJ; m: 23 December 1941  Passaic, Passaic, NJ [Andrej/Julijanna Kovach]; d: 21 February 1981  Paterson, Passaic, NJ

                                         *2nd Wife of Lawrence Francis Peters:

                                           +Mary Wawaricz  b: 11 December 1921  Passaic, Passaic, NJ; m: unknown; d: 12 December 1989  Clifton, Passaic, NJ


                               *2nd Wife of Dominique 'Thomas D.' Pitre:

                                   +Marie Albina Leclair  b: 26 October 1893  Egmont Bay, PEI; m: 2 March 1924  Chelsea, Suffolk, MA [Philias/Luce Desroches]; d: 24 August 1986  Clifton, Passaic, NJ

                          10          Alvin T. Peters  b: 16 January 1925  Chelsea, Suffolk, MA; d: 13 January 2002  Clifton, Passaic, NJ

                                           +Mary Cregan    m: Aft. 1950 [John J./Mary McDonough]; d: Aft. 1974

                                         *2nd Wife of Alvin Peters:

                                           +Jean Morris    d: Aft. January 2002

                          10          Edgar Benjamin Peters  b: 31 March 1927  Chelsea, Suffolk, MA; d: 2013

                          10          Claire Helen Peters  b: 31 July 1928  Chelsea, Suffolk, MA; d: 20 October 2001  Paterson, Passaic, NJ

                                           +--- Plaia

                          10          Mildred Marie Peters  b: 19 November 1929  Chelsea, Suffolk, MA; d: 22 May 2016  West St. Paul, Dakota, MN

                                           +William V. Balas  b: 22 September 1928  Brooklyn, Kings, NY; m: Abt. 1950  Passaic, NJ [Gabriel/Anna Petrick]; d: 22 May 1990  Orange Co., CA

                          10          Carl Edward Peters  b: 15 August 1931  Passaic, Passaic, NJ; d: 6 October 1999  Clifton, Passaic, NJ



Notes for Dominique 'Thomas D.' Pitre:


- 1920 Revere, Suffolk, Massachusetts:  Thomas D. Peters 26 (streetcar conductor), wife Margaret E. 22, Helen C. 1 year 9 months.

- 1930 Chelsea, Suffolk, MA:  Thomas Peters 36 (rubber worker), wife Bina 36, Lawrence 11, Alvan 5, Edgar 3, Clare 1 year 6 months, Mildred 4 months.

- 1940 Passaic, Passaic, New Jersey:  Thomas D. Peters 47 mat puncher/rubber co., wife Bina 47, Alvin 15, Edgar 13, Claire 11, Mildred 10, Carl 8   [Columbia Avenue]

- 1950 Newark, Passaic, New Jersey:  Thomas Peters 55 map puncher/rubber factory, wife Vena 55 sales clerk/retail jewellery store, Alvin 25 dye shop, Mildred 20 sales clerk/retail cleaning store, Carl 18.

WWI registration records:  Thomas Dominick Peters; Winthrop, Suffolk, MA; born 8 Dec 1893 (Bloomfield, PEI); single; tall height, medium build; brown eyes & brown hair; shipping clerk.

WWII Records:  Thomas Dominick Peters, res. 73 Hope Ave., Passaic, NJ; b. 8 Dec 1893 Canada; contact Mrs. Dina Peters (same address); employer US Rubber; 5'7", 130 lbs., brown eyes & brown hair, dark complexion; Passaic 25 Apr 1942.


Obituary:  The Herald News (Passaic, NJ), Saturday, 4 April 1981:  Peters - In Passaic on Friday, April 3, Thomas D., beloved husband of Mrs. Albina Peters (nee LeClare) in his 88th year.  Relatives and friends are invited to attend funeral from the MC Bride Kassai, Rosolen Funeral Home, Passaic on Monday April 6 at 8:45 a.m.  Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at St. Nicholas R.C. Church, Passaic, at 9:00 a.m.  Interment St. Nicholas Cemetery, Lodi.  Friends may call Saturday 7-9, Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.

Notes for Margaret Ellen Morrison:

Obituary:  The Boston Globe (MA), Saturday, 20 January 1923:  Peters - In Revere, Jan. 19, Margaret E. (nee Morrison), beloved wife of Thomas D. Peters.  Funeral from her brother-in-law's residence, 10 Lewis st., Chelsea, Mon., Jan. 22, at 8 o'clock.  Solemn high mass of requiem at the Immaculate Conception Church, Beach st., Revere, at 9 o'clock.  Relatives and friends are kindly invited.


Notes for Albina Leclair :

Obituary:  The Herald News (Passaic, NJ), Tuesday, 26 August 1986:  Peters - Bina M., (nee LeClaire) of Clinton, N.J., formerly of Passaic, on Aug. 24, 1986.  Dear wife of the late Thomas.  Devoted mother of Mrs. Claire Plaia, Mrs. William (Mildred) Balas, Alvin T. Peters, E. Benjamin Peters, Carl and Lawrence Peters.  Funeral from the Bizub-Bishop Funeral Home, Clifton, on Thursday at 9 a.m. and from St. Nicholas R.C. Church at 9:30 a.m.  Interment St. Nicholas Cemetery.  Visiting Tuesday 7-9 and Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.


Obituaries for the children:

Helen Elizabeth Peters:  The Boston Globe (MA), Wednesday, 10 March 1926:  Peters - In Chelsea, March 9, Helen E., beloved daughter of Thomas and the late Margaret Peters (nee Morrison).  Funeral from the late residence, 158 Spencer av., Thursday, March 11, at 7 o'clock.  High mass of requiem at Assumption Church at 8 o'clock.  Relatives and friends are kindly invited.

- The Boston Globe (MA), Thursday, 11 March 1926:  The funeral of Helen E. Peters, 8, of 158 Spencer av, was held this morning, with a high mass of requiem in the Church of the Assumption.  She leaves her father, Thomas Peters, and a younger brother.  Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery.


Lawrence Francis Peters:  The Herald News (Passaic, NJ), Monday, 30 April 1990:  Peters - Lawrence F., of Clifton, N.J., on Friday, April 27, 1990.  Beloved husband of the late Mary (nee Wawaricz).  Devoted father of Thomas A. and Joseph J. Peters, John Borkoweski and Frances Lyons.  Dear brother of Alvin T., E. Benjamin, Carl Peters, Claire Plaia, Mildred Balas.  Loving grandfather of Paul A. Peters.  Funeral on Tuesday at 8:30 a.m. from the J.C. Fila Lexington Memorial Home, Clifton, N.J. St. Nicholas R.C. Church 9 a.m.  Interment St. Nicholas Cemetery.  Visiting Monday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.


Alvin T. Peters:  The Record (Hackensack, NJ), Tuesday, 15 January 2002:  Peters - Alvin T., of Clifton, NJ on Sunday, January 13, 2002.  Beloved husband of Jean (nee Morris), and the late Mary (nee Cregan).  Dear brother of E. Benjamin Peters, Mildred Balas, the late Carl Peters, the late Lawrence Peters, and the late Claire H. Plaia.  Also survived by several nieces and nephews.  Funeral services are 9:30 AM Thursday from the Bizub-Quinlan Funeral Home, 1313 Van Houten Ave., Clifton and 10 AM from St. Paul R.C. Church, Clifton, NJ.  Interment St. Nicholas Cemetery, Lodi, NJ.  Visiting hours Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 PM.  Memorial contributions may be made to Las Casas Fund (For Cheyenne & Arapaho Indians).

- The Record (Hackensack, NJ), Tuesday, 15 January 2002:  Alvin T. Peters, 76, of Clifton, formerly of Passaic, died Sunday.  He was a caretaker for Bizub-Quinlan Funeral Home, Lexington Avenue, Clifton.  He had been the superintendent at St. Nicholas Cemetery, Lodi.  Previously, he was a pipe fitter and member of Pipe Fitters Local 274, Ridgefield, for 45 years.  He was a parishioner of St. Paul R.C. Church, Clifton, and a former parishioner of St. Nicholas R.C. Church, Passaic.  He was a life member, past grand knight, past financial secretary, and former district deputy for Knights of Columbus Council 262, Passaic.  He was a fourth-degree Knight of Monsignor Stein Assembly, Paterson.  Arrangements: Bizub-Quinlan Funeral Home, Van Houten Avenue, Clifton.


Claire Peters:  The Nutley Sun (NJ), Thursday, 25 October 2001:  A Mass for Claire H. Plaia, 73, of Cedar Grove was offered Tuesday in St. Paul's Church, Clifton, after the funeral from Bizub-Quinlan Funeral Home, Clifton.  Mrs. Plaia died Oct. 20 in St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, Paterson.  She was an office clerk with United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 1262, Bloomfield, before retiring.  She was also a part-time clerk at the Grand Union and A&P supermarkets in Clifton.  Mrs. Plaia was a cryptographer in the Army during World War II.  Born in Chelsea, Mass., she lived in Nutley and Montclair before moving to Cedar Grove.  Surviving are two brothers, Alvin Peters and E. Benjamin Peters, and a sister, Mildred Balas.

- Misc.:  The Herald News (Passaic, NJ), Thursday, 7 July 1955:  WAC Cpl. Claire H. Peters, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Peters, 66 Hamilton Avenue, Passaic, is a member of the 7811th Army Unit if Frankfurt, Germany.  Cpl. Peters, a graduate of Pope Pius XII High School, completed basic training at Fort Lee, Va., and arrived in Germany last April.  She served in Paris from 1951 to July 1953.


Carl Edward PetersThe Record (Hackensack, NJ), Friday, 8 October 1999:  Carl Edward Peters, 68, of Clifton, died Wednesday.  Before retiring in 1987, he was a sexton at St. Nicholas R.C. Church, Passaic, where he worked for 25 years.  He was an Army veteran.  Arrangements: Bizub-Quinlan Funeral Home, Van Houten Avenue, Clifton.



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