Hector Joseph Pitre

1902 Thibodaux, Louisiana – 1983 Thibodaux, LA



Continuation of tree (8th child of Charles Lucien Pitre/2nd wife Julia Ford); all known surname descendants:

               8          Hector Joseph Pitre  b: 15 January 1902  Thibodaux, Lafourche, LA; d: 27 June 1983  Thibodaux, Lafourche, LA

                              +Jeanne Rodrigue  b: 6 October 1912  Lafourche, LA; m: Abt. 1932 [Adam/Amanda Peltier]; d: 9 August 1990  Thibodaux, Lafourche, LA

                     9               Leo Joseph Pitre  b: 27 October 1934  Thibodaux, Lafourche, LA; d: 30 January 2020  Thibodaux, Lafourche, LA

                                         +Shelby Jean Pittman  b: 16 August 1938  Batesville, Panola, MS; m: Abt. 1958 [Noel/Clara Stafford]; d: 23 March 2010  Thibodaux, Lafourche, LA

                                        *2nd Wife of Leo Joseph Pitre:

                                         +Edna Harp    d: Bef. January 2020

                     9               Louis Joseph Pitre  b: 1 December 1935  Thibodaux, Lafourche, LA; d: 14 April 1995  Thibodaux, Lafourche, LA

                                         +Verlin Chiasson

                     9               Lucien Joseph Pitre  b: 18 August 1937  Thibodaux, Lafourche, LA; d: 5 December 2003  West Monroe, LA

                                         +Dianne Tolbert

                     9               Sherman Pitre  b: Abt. 1938  Thibodaux, Lafourche, LA; d: Bef. January 2020

                                         +Nancy ---

                     9               Irene Pitre  b: 1 February 1940  Thibodaux, Lafourche, LA; d: 5 January 2013  Labadieville, Lafourche, LA

                                         +Elvin J. Gros    m: Abt. 1958; d: Aft. January 2013

                     9               Hilton Pitre  b: 30 May 1941  Thibodaux, Lafourche, LA; d: 16 December 1941  Thibodaux, Lafourche, LA

                     9               Norris Pitre  b: Abt. 1942; d: Bef. January 2020

                                          +Raydell ---

                     9               Alterine Pitre  b: Abt. 1943; d: Bef. January 2020

                                          +Alvin Sanchez    d: Bef. January 2013

                     9               Hector Pitre  b: Abt. 1945; d: Bef. January 2020

                                          +Dorothy ---

                     9               Murphy Pitre  b: 3 January 1951  Raceland, Lafourche, LA; d: 6 February 1981  Raceland, Lafourche, LA

                     9               Verena Pitre  b: 16 January 1954; d: 16 April 2020  Labadieville, Assumption, LA

                                          +Valcour Joseph Sanchez  b: 27 November 1947; m: Abt. 1970 [Valcour/Roseanna ---]; d: 4 January 2021  Labadieville, Assumption, LA



Notes for Hector Joseph Pitre:


- 1940 Choctaw, Lafourche, Louisiana:  Hector Pete 38, wife Jeanne 28, Leo 5, Louis 4, Lucien 3, Sherman 1, Irene 3 months.

- 1950 Lafourche, LA:  Hector Pitre 49, wife Jenne 39, Leo 15, Joseph 14, Lucine 13, Sherman 12, Irene 10, Norris 7, Alterine 6, R. Hector 4, widowed mother-in-law Manda Rodrigue 63.

WWII Records:  Joseph Hector Pitre, res. Thibodaux, LA; b. 15 Jan 1902 Choctaw, LA; contact Ellie Braud (Thibodaux, LA); 5'9", 136 lbs., blue eyes & brown hair, light complexion; 16 Feb 1942 Thibodaux, LA.


Obituary:  Lafourche Daily Comet (LA), 28 June 1983:  Funeral services were scheduled for 12:30 p.m. today at Thibodaux Funeral Home, Thibodaux, for Hector Joseph Pitre Sr., 81, who died at 8 a.m. Monday (27th).  Religious services were scheduled for 1 p.m. today at St. Charles Borremeo Catholic Church, with interment in the church cemetery.  He was the husband of Jeanne Rodrigue Pitre; father of Leo, Lucien, Sherman; Louis, Hector Jr. and Norris Pitre, Mrs. Elvin (Irene) Gros, Mrs. Alvin (Altrine) Sanchez, Mrs. Valcour (Verena) Sanchez and the late Murphy Pitre.  He was the brother of Elodie Ordoyne, Mrs. Emma Ordoyne, Mrs. Felecia Benoit, Mrs. Melia Thibodaux, Mrs. Marie Ponvelle, Nobin Pitre and the late Louisa Sanchez, Austane Ordoyne, Melanie Ponvelle, Eddie and Wilson Pitre.  He is survived by 40 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.  Arrangements by Thibodaux.


Tombstone Inscription:  St. Charles Borromeo Cemetery, St. Charles, Lafourche, LA:  R.I.P. / Hector J. Pitre Sr. / born Jan. 15, 1902 / died June 27, 1983  //  Jeanne R. / Pitre / Oct. 6, 1912 / Aug. 9, 1990


Notes for Jeanne Rodrigue:

Obituary:  Lafourche Daily Comet (LA):  Funeral services are scheduled for 10:30 Friday (9 August 1990) at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church for Jeanne Rodrigue Pitre, 77, a native of Lafourche Parish and resident of Thibodaux, who died at 1:30 a.m. today.  Visitation is at Thibodaux Funeral Home from 5-10 p.m. today and from 8 a.m. until funeral time Friday.  Interment is in the church cemetery.  She was the mother of Leo, Louis, Lucien, Sherman, Norris and Hector Pitre Jr., Irene Gros, Alterine Sanchez and Verena Sanchez and sister of Klebert, Jesie and Izadore Rodrigue, Louisa Rodrigue, Inez Delatte, Claudia Pitre and Mary Ann Falgoust.  She is also survived by 42 grandchildren and 34 great grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Hector Pitre Sr.; parents, Adam and Amanda Peltier Rodrigue and sons, Hilton and Murphy Pitre.

Obituaries for the children:

Leo Joseph Pitre:  Daily Comet (Thibodaux, LA), Monday, 3 February 2020:  Leo Joseph Pitre, 85, died at 12:15 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020.  Born on Oct. 27, 1934, he was a native and resident of Thibodaux.  A visitation will be held from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 4, at Ordoyne Funeral Home.  Graveside service will be held at 12:30 p.m. at Saint Charles Borromeo Catholic Church Cemetery.  Leo is survived by his son, Bobby Pitre and wife Shari; daughters, Patricia Boudreaux and husband Jamie, and Gwendolynn Beaver and husband Steve; stepchildren, Tim and wife Dena, Richard, Ricky, Shannon, Dean, Marie, Rachel, Marie and David; longtime companion, Mary Jo Cordell; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and siblings, Sherman, Norris, Hector, Jr., Alterine and Verena.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Hector Joseph and Jeanne Marie Rodrigue Pitre; son, Carl and wife Priscilla; stepdaughter, Sheila; siblings, Lucien, Louis, Murphy, Hilton and Irene; and two previous wives, Jean Pittman and Edna Harp.  Leo was a truck driver; he enjoyed painting, bird watching and mechanic work.  Ordoyne Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Louis Pitre:  Lafourche Daily Comet (LA), April 1995:  A Mass of Christian burial was celebrated at 10 a.m. today at Christ the Redeemer Catholic Church for Louis "Joe" Pitre, 59, a native and resident of Thibodaux, who died at 1:25 p.m. Friday, April 14 (1995).  Burial was in St. Joseph Cemetery.  He was the husband of Verlin Chiasson Pitre; father of Randy, Todd, David and Douglas Pitre; brother of Sherman, Lucien, Morris, Leo and Hector Pitre Jr., Alterine and Tina Sanchez and Irene Gros.  He is also survived by seven grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Hector and Jeanne Rodrigue Pitre Sr.; and two brothers, Hilton and Murphy Pitre.  Thibodaux Funeral Home Inc. was in charge of arrangements.

Tombstone Inscription:  St. Joseph Cemetery, Thibodaux, LA:  gone but not forgotten / Louis J. Pitre / born 12-1-35 -- died 4-14-95


Lucien Joseph Pitre:  Lucien Joseph Pitre, 66, a native of Thibodaux and resident of Columbia, died Dec. 5, 2003, at the Glenwood Regional Medical Center in West Monroe.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Charles Borromeo in St. Charles, officiated by the Rev. Ty Van Nguyen, with burial to follow in the St. Charles Catholic Cemetery.  He is survived by his wife, Dianne Tolbert Pitre of Columbia; two daughters, Darlene Pitre Arceneaux and her husband, Dwain, and Charlene Rodrigue and her husband, Brent, all of Thibodaux; two sons, Raymond Pitre of Baton Rouge, and Ronald Pitre and his wife, Ray Ann Arabie Pitre, of Thibodaux; one stepdaughter, Tonya Shipp and her husband, Roger, of Hebert; one stepson, David Crain of Grayson; two brothers, Leo Pitre and Sherman Pitre; three sisters, Irene Gros, Alterine Sanchez and Verina Sanchez; 10 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Hector and Jeanne Rodrigue Pitre; and three brothers, Murphy Pitre, Louis Pitre and Hilton Pitre.  He was a truck driver.  He was a member of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church.  Riser Funeral Home of Columbia is in charge of arrangements.


Irene Pitre:  Lafourche Daily Comet (LA) - Irene Pitre Gros, 72, a resident of Labadieville, died Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013.  Visitation will be from 5 until 9 p.m. Tuesday at Landry's Funeral Home in Labadieville and from 8 a.m. until funeral time Wednesday at St. Philomena Catholic Church.  Mass of Christian burial will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the church, with burial in the church cemetery.  She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Elvin J. Gros; seven children, Hilton, Donald, Eddie and wife, Jeanie, Elizabeth Andras and husband, Harold, Brad and wife, Donna, Crystal Bergeron and husband, Trinity and Cindy; 28 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Alterine Sanchez and Verena Sanchez and husband, Valcour; four brothers, Hector Jr. and wife, Dorothy, Norris and wife, Raydell, Sherman and wife, Nancy and Leo Pitre.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Hector Sr. and Jeanne Rodrigue Pitre; son, Kevin Paul; grandson, Harold Andras III; daughter-in-law, Barbara Gros; brother-in-law, Alvin Sanchez; and four brothers, Hilton, Murphy, Louis and Lucien Pitre.  She was loved by many and will be sadly missed.  Landry's Funeral Home in Thibodaux is in charge of the arrangements.

Murphy Pitre:  Tombstone Inscription:  St. Charles Borromeo Cemetery, St. Charles, Lafourche, LA:  Murphy P. Pitre / Jan. 3, 1951 - Feb. 6, 1981


Verena Pitre:  Houma Today (LA), 20/21 April 2020:  Verena “Tina” Pitre Sanchez 1954 - 2020 - Our beloved mother, Verena “Tina” Pitre Sanchez born January 16, 1954 passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 16, 2020 at 9:35 AM at the age of 66 at her residence in Labadieville, LA.  She was a loving, caring, and devoted wife, mother, and grandmother.  She is survived by her husband, Valcour “Pitch” Sanchez; children and their spouses, Roxanne and Chris Millet, John and Cynthia Sanchez, and Jason and April Sanchez; brothers, Norris, Sherman, and Hector Pitre; 9 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.  She is preceded in death by her parents, Jeanne and Hector Pitre; sister, Irene Gros; and brothers, Leo, Lucien, Louis, Murphy, and Hilton Pitre.  A special thanks to the staff at Baton Rouge General and Journey Hospice for caring for our mother.  A private graveside service will be held at St. Philomena Cemetery in Labadieville.  Landry's Funeral Home Inc. 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:  10 August 2022.