Gilton Joseph Pitre

1907 Houma, Louisiana 1991 Houma, Louisiana



Continuation of tree (3rd child of Aubert Lee Pitre/Mary Octavia Babin); all known surname descendants:

                9          Gilton Joseph Pitre  b: 8 November 1907  Houma, Terrebonne, LA; d: 6 February 1991  Houma, Terrebonne, LA

                                    +Lena Authement  b: 5 March 1910  Montegut, Terrebonne, LA; m: 12 June 1927  Houma, Terrebonne, LA [Martial Augustin/Henriette Emelie Chiasson]; d: 21 September 1988  Houma, Terrebonne, LA

                            10              Alton J. Pitre  b: 25 July 1928  Houma, Terrebonne, LA; d: 12 October 1989  Houma, Terrebonne, LA

                                                 +Josie Hebert  b: Abt. 1935; m: 21 January 1950  Terrebonne, LA

                            10              Reynold Joseph Pitre  b: 24 October 1930; d: 22 January 2014  Houma, Terrebonne, LA

                                                 +Lucille Leblanc


                                *2nd Wife of Gilton Joseph Pitre:

                                         +Marie Elizabeth Oncale (Allemand)    m: unknown [Theophile/Edna Braud]; d: Aft. February 1991       



Notes for Gilton Joseph Pitre:


- 1930 Terrebonne, Louisiana:  Gilton Pete 22, wife Lena 20, Alton 1 year 8 months.


- 1940


- 1950 Daigleville, Terrebonne, LA:  Giltone Petrie 42 carpenter/contracting, wife Lena O. 40, Renard 19 repairman/furniture store.

WWII Records:  Joseph Gilton Pitre, res. E. Park Ave./504 Ash St., Houma, LA; b. 8 Nov 1907 Terrebonne, LA; contact wife Mrs. Joseph Gilton Pitre; 5' 9", 140 lbs., blue eyes & black hair, light complexion; 16 Oct 1940 Houma, LA.


Obituary:  Gilton Joseph Pitre, 83, native and resident of Houma died Feb. 6, 1991.  Survived by wife, Marie Oncale Pitre of Houma; son Reynold J. Pitre of Houma; stepsons, Kenneth Allemand of Raceland and Michael Allemand of Lockport; stepdaughters, Mrs. Edward (Dorothy) LeBouef of Houma, Mrs. Clifford (Judy) Bonvillian of Lockport; brother, Louis Pitre of Houma; sisters, Mrs. Amos (Bessie) Melancon, Mrs. Justilien (Agnes) Pitre, both of Houma, and Mrs. John (Elizabeth) Baus of Trenton, NJ.  Preceded by first wife Lena Authement; parents Herbert and Mary Babin Pitre; son Alton J. Pitre; brother, Willis Pitre; sisters, Mrs. Sidney (Helen) Klingman and Mrs. Odressie (Olivia) Pitre.


Tombstone Inscription, Holy Rosary Cemetery, Houma, LA:  Lena A. Pitre / March 5, 1910 - Sept. 21, 1988 / Gilton J. Pitre / Nov. 8, 1907 - Feb. 6, 1991


Notes for Lena Authement:

Obituary:  Lena Authement Pitre, 78, native and resident of Houma, died Wednesday (Sept. 21, 1988).  Services at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, burial in church cemetery.  Survived by husband, Gilton Joseph Pitre; sons, Alton J. and Reynold J. Pitre, both of Houma; brothers, James "Jimmy" and Isreal Authement, both of Chauvin; sisters, Mrs. Sidney (Adele) Cantrell, Mrs James (Hazel) Pitre, Mrs James (Mildred) Shadduck, all of Houma.  Preceded by parents, Marcel J. and Henrietta Chaisson Authement, brothers, George, Wilfred, Wilson, Jackson and Harry Authement; sister, Mrs Edward (Edna) Price.


Obituaries for the children:

Reynold Joseph Pitre:  Lafourche Daily Comet (LA):  Reynold Joseph Pitre, 83, died Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at 1:24 pm.  He was a native of Houma, LA and resident of Houma, LA.  Visitation will be held on Monday, January 27, 2014 from 4:00pm to 9:00pm at Chauvin Funeral Home, Inc. and Tuesday, January 28, 2014 from 9:00am to 11:00am at Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Catholic Church.  Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at 11:00am at Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Catholic Church.  Burial: Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Cemetery.  He is survived by his spouse: Lucille LeBlanc Pitre, sons: Ronnie Pitre and wife Geralyn, Jason Pitre and wife Patti, and Chris Pitre and wife Sherrie, daughter: Lynn Ritchie and husband Stanley, sister-in-law: Josie Pitre, grandchildren: Biff, Jennifer, Wil, Ritchie, Ryan, Cody, and Jamie Pitre, step-grandchildren: Jessie Smith, Amber Nobles, Danielle Aucoin, Danny Borel, Amy Newton, Bryan Bleitz, Crystal Charlet, Erica Waguespack, Becky, Ryan, and Kyle Sonier.  He is also survived by many loving great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his parents Gilton and Lena Authement Pitre, and brother Alton Pitre.  He was a parishioner of Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Catholic Church.  He was a lifetime member of the V.F.W., he was a Grand Knight for the Knights of Columbus, he was a veteran of the United States Marine Corp, he was a Eucharistic Minister at Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary and Mason DeVille every other Sunday for 10 years.  He retired from Halliburton after 23 years of service.  He also was a volunteer for the Food Bank and was also their manager for 21 years.  He is estimated to have served over fifty thousand people during his 21 years of service.  He was dedicated and loved his work.  He was a fun loving person, wonderful husband, and great father.  He will be dearly missed by his family, friends, and all of his volunteers.


Alton J. Pitre:  Tombstone Inscription, Holy Rosary Cemetery, Houma, LA:  Alton J. Pitre / SM1 US Navy / World War II / Jul 25, 1928 - Oct. 12, 1989


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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:  31 August 2022.