Eustache Benoit Pitre

1904 Larose, Louisiana 1987 Lockport, Louisiana

 

 

Continuation of tree (2nd child of Leufroid Richard Pitre/Ophelia Cantrelle); all known surname descendants:

                9           Eustache Benoit Pitre  b: 6 August 1904  Larose, Lafourche, LA; d: 14 September 1987  Lockport, Lafourche, LA

                                   + Marie Lefort  b: 6 April 1904  Lafourche, LA; m: Abt. 1928; d: 11 April 1968  Galliano, Lafourche, LA

                           10         Wilma Pitre  b: Abt. 1929  Cut Off, Lafourche, LA; d: 10 November 2021  Cut Off, Lafourche, LA

                                           +Lawson J. 'Scott' Pitre  b: 16 February 1924  Lafourche, LA; m: Abt. 1946 [Martial/Cheritia Marie Pitre]; d: Aft. November 2021

                           10         Whitney Joseph Pitre  b: 15 August 1930  Cut Off, Lafourche, LA; d: 11 March 2000  Grand Isle, Jefferson, LA

                                           +Anna Belle Cheramie

       

                              *2nd Wife of Eustache Benoit Pitre

                                   + Bridget Chiasson (Penisson)  b: 31 August 1903  Lockport, Lafourche, LA; m: Aft. 1950 [Leon/Liza Gaudet]; d: 14 July 1999  Lockport, Lafourche, LA

 

    

Notes for Eustache Benoit Pitre:

Census

- 1930 Lafourche, Louisiana:  Eustache Pitre 26, wife Marie 26, Wilma 1 year.

 

- 1940 Cut Off, Lafourche, LA:  Eustache Pitre 35 fisherman/own shrimp boat [$600 house value], wife Marie 36, Wilma 11, Whitney 9.

 

WWII Records:  Eustache Benoit Pitre, res. Cut Off, LA; b. 6 Aug 1904 Cut Off, LA; contact Lufroid Pitre (Cut Off, LA); 5' 10", 145 lbs., gray eyes & brown hair, light complexion; 16 Feb 1942 Thibodaux, LA.

 

Obituary:  Lafourche Daily Comet (LA), 14 September 1987:  Funeral services were scheduled for 9 a.m. today at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Cut Off, for Eustache Benoit Pitre, 83, a native of Cut Off and a resident of Lockport, who died at 4:14 a.m. Monday.  Interment was in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Cut Off.  He was the husband of Bridget Chaisson Pitre; father of Whitney Pitre and Wilma P. Pitre; brother of Martha Bourgeois; and step-brother of Elbe and Harold Pitre and Vanita Gilcrest.  He is also survived by 9 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his wife by first marriage, Marie Lefort Pitre; and step-sister, Helena Gilcrest.

 

Tombstone Inscription, Sacred Heart Cemetery, Cut Off, LA:  EUSTACHE PITRE / MARIE LEFORT / Marie L. Pitre / born April 6, 1904 / died April 11, 1968 / Eustache B. Pitre / born Aug. 6, 1904 / died Sept. 14, 1987

 

Notes for Marie Lefort:

Obituary:  Times Picayune (New Orleans, LA), 12 April 1968:  At Our Lady of the Sea Hospital, Galiano, La., on Thursday, April 11, 1968, at 4: 45 o'clock a.m., Marie Lefort, beloved wife of Eustache Pitre, mother of Mrs. Lawson Pitre and Whitney Pitre, sister of Logarde Lefort and Mrs. Andrew Curole; also survived by nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; age 64 years, a native and a resident of Cut Off, La.  Relatives and friends of the family, also officers and members of the Ladies' Altar Society of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church are invited to attend the funeral.  Services from Falgout Funeral Homes, Inc., Galiano, La., on Saturday, April 13, 1968, at 9:30 o'clock a.m.  Religious services at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Cut Off, La., at 10 a.m.  Interment in Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery.  Falgout Funeral Homes, Inc., Galiano, La., in charge.

 

Notes for Bridget Chiasson (Penisson):
Obituary: 
Lafourche Daily Comet (LA), Thursday, 15 July 1999:  A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday at Holy Savior Catholic Church in Lockport for Bridget Penisson Pitre, 95, a native and resident of Lockport, who died at 6:05 a.m. July 14, 1999.  Visitation will be 8 a.m. until funeral time at the church.  Burial will be at the church cemetery.  She is survived by two grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her husbands, Joseph Penisson and Eustache Pitre; parents, Leon and Liza Gaudet Chaisson; son, Earl Joseph Penisson; brothers, Guy, Gabriel, Ernest and Charles Chaisson; and sisters, Alice Breaux and Rita Cobuart.  She was a parishioner of Holy Savior Church.  Falgout Funeral Homes of Lockport is in charge of arrangements.
 

Obituaries for the children:

Wilma Pitre:  The Courier (Houma, LA), Sunday, 14 November 2021:  Wilma P. Pitre, 92, passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by her loving family on Wednesday, November 10, 2021.  She was a native and resident of Cut Off, LA.  She is survived by her husband of 75 years, Lawson "Scott" Pitre; children, Laura (Johnny) Bourgeois and Ned Pitre; grandchildren, Barry John (Tracy) Bourgeois and Laurie Lynn (Karl) Doucet and great-grandchildren, Allie (Justin) Segura, John Bourgeois, Alex Bourgeois, Austin (Camille) Doucet and nieces and nephew.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Eustache and Marie Pitre and brother, Whitney Pitre.  Wilma dedicated 20 years of service to Citizens Bank.  She loved going to the casino, preparing throws for Mardi Gras, listening to books on tape and learning about her family's genealogy.  She loved and took great pride in her family and was truly cherished in return by her loved ones.  Per Wilma's wishes, no services will be held at this time.  She will be greatly missed.  Falgout Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

Whitney Joseph Pitre:  Lafourche Daily Comet (LA), March 2000:  A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 1 p.m. today at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Cut Off for Whitney Joseph Pitre, 69, a native of Cut Off and resident of Grand Isle, who died at 7 p.m. March 11, 2000.  Visitation will be 10 a.m. until funeral time at the church.  Burial will be at the church cemetery.  He was the husband of Anna Belle Cheramie Pitre; father of Ted Pitre, Willie Dassau, Lilly Williams, Connie Dubois, Trudy and Anna Chance, and Lisa Boudreaux; and brother of Wilma Pitre.  He is also survived by 20 grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Eustache and Marie Lefort Pitre; and grandson, Wesley Don Chance.  Falgout Funeral Home of Galliano is in charge of arrangements.


 

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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:  27 August 2022.