Gilbert Joseph Peters

1903 Fairfield, Maine 1978 Fitchburg, Massachusetts



Continuation of tree (2nd child of Jean Pitre/Minnie 'Hermine' Fontaine); all known surname descendants:

                 9              Gilbert Joseph Peters  b: 1 September 1903  Fairfield, Somerset, ME; d: 13 December 1978  Fitchburg, Worcester, MA

                                         +Leah H. Leblanc  b: 29 December 1905  Fitchburg, Worcester, MA; m: 30 July 1923  St. Joseph's, Fitchburg, Worcester, MA [Edward/Cecile Legere]; d: 22 December 1997  Leominster, Worcester, MA

                                  10            Cecile Marie Blanche Peters  b: 26 March 1926  Fitchburg, Worcester, MA; d: 25 June 2021  Rindge, Cheshire, NH

                                                        +Leo George Thomas  b: 9 February 1923  Massachusetts; m: 27 July 1946  St. Joseph's Fitchburg, Worcester, MA [Joseph/---]; d: 2 January 2013  White River Junction, Windsor, VT

                                  10            Jacqueline Ilene Peters  b: 15 September 1927  Fitchburg, Worcester, MA; d: 18 April 2006  Maine

                                                        +Roland Joseph Rivard  b: 16 March 1928  Massachusetts; m: 15 November 1947  St. Joseph's, Fitchburg, Worcester, MA [Joseph/---]; d: 23 August 1977  Fitchburg, Worcester, MA

                                  10            Claire H. Peters  b: 8 October 1930  Fitchburg, Worcester, MA; d: 6 August 2008  Jefferson, Lincoln, ME

                                                        +--- Schrock    m: Aft. 1950

                                  10            John G. Peters  b: Abt. 1937  Fitchburg, Worcester, MA; d: Aft. June 2021  Lunenburg, Worcester, MA

                                  10            Donald S. Peters  b: 30 November 1939  Fitchburg, Worcester, MA; d: Aft. July 2021  Keene, NH



Notes for Gilbert Joseph Pitre:


- 1930 Fitchburg, Worcester, Massachusetts:  Gilbert J. Peters 26 laborer/machine shop, wife Leah 24, Cecile 4, Jacqueline 2 years 6 months.  [315 Fairmount Street]


- 1940 Fitchburg, Worcester, MA:  Gilbert J. Peters 36 miller/grain mill, wife Leah H. 34, Cecile B. 14, Jacqueline 12, Claire 9, John G. 2, Donald 4 months.  [23 Chester Street]

- 1950 Fitchburg, Worcester, MA:  Gilbert J. Peters 46 maintenance hand/textile factory, wife Lea N. 44 winder tender/textile factory, Claire H. 19 sander/television cabinet factory, John G. 12, Donald S. 10.

WWII Records:  Gilbert Joseph Peters, res. 402 Kimball St., Fitchburg, MA; b. 1 Sep 1903 Fairfield, ME; contact Mrs. Leah Peters (Rollstone Road, Fitchburg, MA); 5' 7", 135 lbs., blue eyes & brown hair, ruddy complexion; 15 Feb 1942 Fitchburg, MA.


Misc:  Fitchburg Sentinel (Fitchburg, MA), Wednesday, 1 August 1973:  (photo of the couple) Married 50 Years - Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Peters of 631 Rollstone Road observed their 50th wedding anniversary at a lawn party held at the home of their son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Roland Rivard of County Road, Ashby.  Mr. Peters and the former Leah LeBlanc were married July 30, 1923 at St. Joseph's Church.  They have five children Mrs. Cecile Thomas of Fitchburg, Mrs. Jacqueline Rivard of Ashby, Mrs. Claire Schrock of Townsend, John Peters of Lunenburg and Donald Peters of Fitchburg.  They also have 19 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.  Mr. Peters retired from Raytheon Co. in Bedford six years ago.  Family and friends attended from Fitzwilliam, Milford and East Jaffrey, N.H. and Wilmington, Mass.  They were presented gifts and money.


Notes for Leah H. Leblanc:

Obituary:  Worcester Telegram & Gazette (MA), Tuesday, 23 December 1997:  Fitchburg - Leah M. (LeBlanc) Peters, 91, of 631 Rollstone Road, a onetime hospital cook, died yesterday in Leominster Hospital after a short illness.  Her husband, Gilbert J. Peters, died in 1978.  She leaves two sons, Donald S. Peters of Leominster and John G. Peters of Lunenbug; three daughters, Cecile Thomas of Rindge, N.H., Claire Schrock of Jefferson, Maine, and Jackie Gauthier of Bucksport, Maine; a sister, Liza Chabotte of Fitchburg; 17 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and several great-great-grandchildren.  She was born in Fitchburg, daughter of Edward and Cecile (Legere) LeBlanc.  Mrs. Peters was once a cook at Fitchburg General Hospital and Mount Elam Nursing Home for many years.  She was a communicant of St. Camillus de Lellis Church.  A funeral Mass will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday in St. Camillus de Lellis Church, 333 Mechanic St.  Burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery.  Calling hours are 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Louis M. Isabelle Funeral Home, 316 Clarendon St.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Salvation Army, Fitchburg.


Obituaries for the children:

Cecile Marie Blanche Peters:  Sentinel & Enterprise (Fitchburg, MA), Friday, 2 July 2021:  Rindge - Cecile Blanche Thomas of Rindge, NH, age 95, died of a stroke on June 25, 2021.  She is survived by her brother Donald Peters of Keene, NH and her brother John Peters of Lunenburg, Massachusetts.  She was preceded in death by her husband of 67 years Leo G. Thomas, also known as Grumpy to the grandchildren.  She was also preceded in death by her son Daniel V. Thomas of Spencer, Mass., sister Jacqueline Rivard of Ashby, Mass. and her sister Claire Schrock of Maine.  She was born in Fitchburg, Mass. on March 26, 1926 to Gilbert J. Peters and Lea Peters.  She leaves behind many family members including her children John G. Thomas of Naples, Fla., Rebecca A. Hutchinson of Winston-Salem N.C., Michele Thomas of Mont Vernon, NH, Mark A. Thomas of Columbia, MO., and Donald S. Thomas of Raynam, Mass.  MeiMei, as she was affectionately known to her grandchildren, had 12 grandchildren,19 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson.  She was active in the Fitchburg Seventh Day Adventist Church in both Fitchburg and Gardner, Mass.  The family will have a Celebration of Life service on August 28th, at 3:00 in the afternoon at her home in Rindge in her back yard.  MeiMei loved working in that yard and will love the idea of family and friends coming together to tell "her best stories".

Tombstone Inscription, Massachusetts Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Winchendon, MA:  Cecile B. / Thomas / Mar. 26, 1926 / Jun. 25, 2021  //  Leo G. / Thomas / MOMM3 / US Navy / World War II / Feb. 9, 1923 / Jan. 2, 2013


Jacqueline Ilene Peters:  Tombstone Inscription, Glenwood Cemetery, Ashby, MA:  Roland J. Rivard / 1928 - 1977 / his wife / Jacqueline I. Peters / 1927 - (blank)



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Items in RED have been verified against parish register entries. 

- Some PEI marriages in RED (no church indicated) sourced from marriages registers (no parents listed).

- Some deaths in RED from online death certificates (1920-1938), online death registrations (1888-1919), obituaries, tombstones.

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Last updated:  23 June 2022.