Henry Auguste Pitre

1910 Chacahoula, Louisiana 1983 Gretna, Louisiana



Continuation of tree (8th child of William Shelton Pitre/2nd Wife Marguerite Leboeuf); all known surname descendants:

                9          Henry Auguste Pitre  b: 26 October 1910  Chacahoula, Terrebonne, LA; d: 11 November 1983  Gretna, Jefferson, LA

                                     +Florette Grentz  b: 12 December 1919  Gretna, Jefferson, LA; m: Abt. 1942 [Joseph M./Frances Baker]; d: 23 May 2003  Gretna, Jefferson, LA

                               10        Karylyn Pitre  b: 31 January 1944  Gretna, Jefferson, LA; d: 18 July 2018  Houston, Houston, TX

                                              +Wayne Raymond Mundy  b: 23 June 1942; m: unknown [J.W./Beatrice De Kerlegand]; d: 25 June 2015  Gretna, Jefferson, LA

                               10        Henry J. Pitre    d: Bef. June 2015

                                              +Michelle ---

                               10        Paul J. Pitre    d: Aft. July 2018

                                              +Joan ---


Notes for Henry Auguste Pitre:


- 1940 Gretna, Jefferson, Louisiana:  Henry Pitre 28 bus driver/public bus line, lodging.


- 1950 Gretna, Jefferson, LA:  Widower Joseph M. Grentz 59 machinist/railroad, son-in-law Henry Pitre 39 bus driver/bus transportation co., wife Florette 30 stenographer/Desil Supply House, Carylyn 6, widowed mother-in-law Emma Baker 77, sister-in-law Beatrice Baker 45.


Obituary:  Times Picayune (New Orleans, LA), 13 November 1983:  Henry J. Pitre Sr., of Gretna, La., on Friday, November 11, 1983, at 2:15 o'clock p.m., beloved husband of Florette Grentz Pitre, father of Mrs. Karylyn Mundy, Henry J. Pitre Jr., and Paul J. Pitre Sr., brother of Mrs. Ada Bergeron and the late Mrs. Anita Adams, Joseph, Justilian and Harris Pitre, grandfather of J.W. Mundy II, Wanina Rae Mundy and Paul J. Pitre Jr.; age 73 years; a native of Chacahoula, La. and a resident of Gretna, La. for the past 55 years.  Relatives and friends of the family, also officers and members of Parish of Jefferson Retiree's Association, employees of Jefferson Parish, Westside Transit Lines, Mississippi River Bridge Authority, David Crockett Fire Dept., Gretna Police Dept., Klaassen & Associates and Wallace C. Drennan, Inc. are invited to attend funeral services from Mothe Funeral Homes, Inc., 1300 Vallette St., Algiers, La., on Monday, November 14, 1983, at 11 o'clock a.m.  Mass of Christian Burial at St. Anthony Catholic Church.  Interment McDonogh Cemetery.  Parlors will be open Sunday, November 13, 1983, from 6 p.m. until 10 p.m.


Notes for Florette Grentz: 

Obituary:  Times-Picayune (New Orleans, LA), Monday, 26 May 2003:  Florette Grentz Pitre, age 83 and a lifelong resident of Gretna, died May 23, 2003 at West Jefferson Medical Center.  Beloved wife of the late Henry J. Pitre, Sr. and the daughter of the late Joseph M. Grentz and Frances Baker Grentz.  Survived by sisters, Virgie Reems and Dorothy Taulli.  Mother of Karylyn Mundy, Henry J. Pitre, Jr. and Paul J. Pitre, Sr.; grandmother of J.W. 'Jack' Mundy, II, Wanina Rae "Nina" Mundy, Paul J. Pitre, Jr., Nicholas J. Pitre, Troy M. Bush and Travis J. Bush; great-grandmother of Samantha and Kathryn Mundy, Kylee, Julia and Jessica Pitre and Austin Bush; mother-in-law of Wayne R. Mundy, Michele C. Pitre and Joan B. Pitre.  Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend religious services at Mothe Funeral Homes, Inc., 1300 Vallette Street, Algiers, LA on Tuesday, May 27, 2003 at 1:00 PM.  A Mass of Christian Burial to be held at St. Anthony Catholic Church, 924 Monroe St., Gretna, LA at 1:30 PM.  Interment McDonogh Cemetery.  Parlors will be open Tuesday morning from 9:00 AM until funeral time.

Obituaries for the children:
Karylyn Pitre:  Plaquemines Gazette (LA), 7 August 2018:  Karylyn Pitre Mundy was delivered from her unhealthy earthly body into the arms of God on July 18, 2018 at the age of 74.  Karylyn was born on January 31, 1944.  She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Wayne R. Mundy; mother, Florette Grentz Pitre; father, Henry J. Pitre, Sr. and brother, Henry J. Pitre, Jr.  She is survived by her two wonderful children James W. "Jack" Mundy II (Anne) and Wanina Rae "Nina" Mundy Debelo (Francis) and five grandchildren, Samantha Anne Mundy, Kathryn Ashton Mundy, James W. "Lil Jack" Mundy III, Karilyn Rae Debelo and Adrianna Rae Debelo, brother, Paul J. Pitre, Sr. (Joan), sister-in-law, Michele Pitre, nephews, Paul J. Pitre, Jr. and Nicholas J. Pitre including great nieces and nephews.  She was born and raised in Gretna, LA and resided in Belle Chasse, LA since 1971.  She and Wayne owned and operated their businesses in Gretna for the past 24 years until her retirement in 2016.  She held offices in the Gretna Business Association and was one of the incorporators and Treasurer of the Gretna Economic Development Association, sponsor of the Gretna Heritage Festival for which her company was the bookkeeper until her retirement.  Special thanks to the staff of Crossroads Hospice in Houston, TX who cared for Karylyn with the utmost professionalism, tenderness and compassion.  Services were held at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, Belle Chasse, LA on Saturday August 4, 2018 with interment at Westlawn Memorial Park by Mothe Funeral Homes.  For her Texas family and friends, a memorial Mass was held at Christ the Redeemer Catholic Church in Houston, TX on July 29, 2018.  In lieu of flowers, donations to Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, Belle Chasse, LA or her Texas church, Christ the Redeemer Catholic Church. Houston, TX 77065. 



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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:  10 October 2022.