Elfere Joseph Pitre

1898 Larose, Louisiana 1966 Cut Off, Louisiana



Continuation of tree (6th child of Jean Eugene Pitre/Marie Ernestine Emma Gisclair); all known surname descendants:

                9           Elfere Joseph Pitre  b: 1 December 1898  Larose, Lafourche, LA; d: 7 March 1966  Cut Off, Lafourche, LA

                                   +Romella Lafont  b: 24 January 1904  Larose, Lafourche, LA; m: 19 June 1920  Lafourche, LA [Ernest Zenon/Ophelia Pitre]; d: 18 February 1969  Galliano, Lafourche, LA

                           10         Adeline Marie Pitre  b: 21 April 1921  Galliano, Lafourche, LA; d: 10 December 2000  Galliano, Lafourche, LA

                                           + Orleans Pierre 'Tom' Pitre  b: 12 February 1916  Cut Off, Lafourche, LA; m: 30 January 1946  Houma, Terrebonne, LA [David Antoine/Philomene Aliza Adams]; d: 1 February 1994  Cut Off, Lafourche, LA

                           10         Eugene Joseph Pitre  b: 12 November 1922  Galliano, Lafourche, LA; d: 14 April 2016  Galliano, Lafourche, LA

                                            +Mercedes Prejean  b: 29 February 1932  Cut Off, Lafourche, LA; m: 2 March 1946  Lafourche, LA [Norbert/Eleanor Terrebonne]; d: 3 January 2013  Cut Off, Lafourche, LA

                           10         Dudley Antoine Pitre  b: 19 July 1925  Cut Off, Lafourche, LA; d: 28 September 2004  Cut Off, Lafourche, LA

                                            + Mazie Gisclair  b: 12 February 1929  Cut Off, Lafourche, LA; m: 10 April 1948  Lafourche, LA [Morris Joseph/Etacia Autin]; d: 25 April 2010  Cut Off, Lafourche, LA

                           10         Ophelia Pitre  b: 11 January 1928  Lafourche, LA; d: Aft. April 2016

                                           +Pershing J. Lefort  b: 7 March 1924  Golden Meadow, Lafourche, LA; m: 16 February 1946  Lafourche, LA [Samson/Eusta Marie Bouzigard]; d: 15 April 2003  Larose, Lafourche, LA

                           10         Georgette Pitre  (died from pertussis as a small child)



Notes for Elfere Joseph Pitre:


- 1930 Lafourche, Louisiana:  Elfege J. Pitre 30 (odd job laborer), wife Romana 25, Adelina 8, Eugene S. 7, Duddly 4 years 9 months, Ophelia 2 years 1 month; sister-in-law (?) Rita Lefont 18.

- 1940 Lafourche, LA:  Elfer Pitre 40 trapping/fur trapper [$200 house value], wife Romilla 36, Adelina 19, Eugene 17 trapping/fur trapper, Dudley 15, Ophelia 12, father-in-law Ernest Lefort 64 widower.  [Hwy 77 between Cut Off & Galliano]

- 1950 Lafourche, LA:  Elfer J. Pitre 51 fisherman/fishing, wife Ralema M. 46.

WWI registration records:  Elfer Pitre; Lafourche, LA; born 25 Aug 1899; Emma G. Pitre; medium height, medium build; blue eyes & light hair.

WWII Records:  Elfere Joseph Pitre, res. Cut Off, LA; b. 1 Dec 1898 Cut Off, LA; contact Mrs. Elfere Pitre; 5' 6", 125 lbs., blue eyes & blonde hair, light brown complexion, left hand first finger crippled; 16 Feb 1942 Thibodaux, LA.

Obituary:  Times Picayune, 9 March 1966:  On Monday, March 7, 1966, at 11:30 o'clock p.m., Elfer Pitre, husband of Romelia Lafont, father of Mrs. Pershing Lefort, Mrs. Orleans Pitre, Eugene and Dudley Pitre, brother of Mrs. Elie Pitre, Mrs. Joseph Cheramie, Mrs. Henry Pitre, Elie and Elphege Pitre, also survived by 13 grandchildren.  Age 67 years.  A native and a resident of Cut Off, Louisiana.  Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the funeral.  Services from the Thibodaux Funeral Home, Cut Off, Louisiana, on Wednesday, March 9, 1966 at 11 o'clock a.m.  Religious services at the St. Joseph Catholic Church, Galiano, Louisiana, at 11:30 a.m.  Interment in Cheramie Cemetery, Galiano, Louisiana.  Arrangements by Thibodaux Funeral Home.


Tombstone Inscriptions:  Cheramie Cemetery, Galliano:  Mrs. Elfer Pitre / Jan. 24, 1904 - Feb. 18, 1969 / Elfer Pitre / Dec. 1, 1898 - Mar. 7, 1966

Notes for Romella Lafont:

Obituary:  New Orleans States Item (New Orleans, LA), Thursday, 20 February 1969:  Romella LaFont Petre.  On Tuesday, February 18, 1969, at 7:45 o'clock p.m.  Wife of the late Elfer Petre, mother of Mrs. Ophelia Lefort, Mrs. Adeline Petre, Eugene J. Petre, and Dudley Petre, sister of Mrs. Marie LaFont, Mrs. Rita Petre, Nocess LaFont, and Dominick Howell LaFont, survived by 13 grandchildren, and 1 great-grandchild, age 64 years, a native and a resident of Cutoff, La.  Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the funeral.  Services from Thibodaux Funeral Home, Cutoff, La., on Thursday, February 20, 1969, at 9:30 o'clock a.m.  Religious services at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Cutoff, La., at 10 o'clock a.m.  Interment in Cheramie Cemetery, Galliano, La.  Thibodaux Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.


Obituaries for the children:

Adeline Marie Pitre:  Lafourche Daily Comet:  A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Galliano for Adeline Marie Pitre, 79, a native and resident of Galliano, who died at 7:20 a.m. Dec. 10, 2000.  Visitation will be from 8 a.m. until funeral time at the church.  Burial will be at Cheramie Cemetery in Galliano.  She was the mother of Ricky Pitre and Tanya Schreiber; and sister of Eugene and Dudley Pitre and Ophelia Lafort.  She is also survived by three grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Orleans Pitre; parents, Elfer and Romalie Lafont Pitre; and sister, Georgette Pitre.  She was a parishioner of St. Joseph Catholic Church.


Eugene Joseph Pitre:  Eugene Joseph Pitre, 93, a native and resident of Galliano, passed away on Thursday, April 14, 2016.  Visitation will be from 9:00 AM until 11:00 AM on Monday, April 18, 2016 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Galliano, LA.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 AM Monday with burial to follow in the church cemetery.  He is survived by his son, Carol Pitre (Mary); daughter, Lenette Pitre; daughter-in-law, Patty Pitre; sister, Ophelia Lefort; grandchildren, Ryan, Melissa, Mary, Chase and Misty; 8 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Mercedes Prejean Pitre; son, Len Pitre; parents, Elfer and Romella Lafont Pitre; brother, Dudley Pitre; sister, Adeline Pitre and grandchild, Marc.  Falgout Funeral Homes in charge of arrangements. 

Dudley Antonie Pitre:  Lafourche Daily Comet, 29 September 2004:  Dudley A. Pitre, 79, a native and resident of Cut Off, died at 3:40 a.m. Sept. 28, 2004.  Visitation will be 1 to 3 p.m. today at Samart Funeral Home in Cut Off.  A religious service will be held at 3 p.m. today at the funeral home, with burial at Cheramie Cemetery in Galliano.  He is survived by his wife, Mazie Gisclair Pitre; sons, Morris and Tommy Paul Pitre; daughters, Judy P. Cheramie and Sally Ann Pitre; brother, Eugene Pitre; sister, Ophelia P. Lefort; and three grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Elfer and Romala Lafont Pitre; and sister, Adeline Pitre.  He was Baptist and a member of Masonic Lafourche Lodge No. 422.  He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.  Samart Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Ophelia Pitre:  Tombstone Inscription, St. Joseph Cemetery, Galliano, LA:  Pershing Joseph / Lefort / 1ST LT US Air Force / World War II / Mar. 7, 1924 - Apr. 15, 2003 / Bronze Star Medal / Ophelia Pitre LeFort / 1-11-1928 - (blank) / God's Peace is Joy Resting



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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:  18 June 2022.