Henri Joachim Pitre

1897 Larose, Louisiana 1972 Raceland, Louisiana



Continuation of tree (1st child of James Joseph Pitre/Marie Arthelise Guillebaux); all known surname descendants:

                 9        Henri Joachim Pitre  b: 15 July 1897  Larose, Lafourche, LA; d: 1 June 1972  Raceland, Lafourche, LA

                                   +Venetia Marie Pitre  b: 15 September 1903  Larose, Lafourche, LA; m: Abt. 1921  [Adrien/Eliza Rosalie Lorraine]; d: 10 February 1954  New Orleans, LA

                            10        Anita Artiles Pitre  b: 30 December 1927  Cut Off, Lafourche, LA; d: 27 October 2000  Houma, Terrebonne, LA

                                          +Robert A. Lebouef  b: 12 June 1924  Houma, Terrebonne, LA; m: 16 June 1946 [Crawford/Jessie Dill]; d: 12 February 1974  Houma, Terrebonne, LA

                            10        Decatur Joseph Pitre  b: 10 May 1933  Houma, Terrebonne, LA; d: 19 June 2016  Springdale, Benton, AR

                                          +Regie Nell Dye (Hughes)  b: 17 July 1927; m: 10 October 1970; d: 5 September 2008  Avoca, Benton, AR

                                        *2nd Wife of Decatur Joseph Pitre:

                                          +Delores Jean --- (Dornan)


                             *2nd Wife of Henri Joachim Pitre:

                                   +Marie Fournier (Falgout)  b: 5 January 1916  Raceland, Lafourche, LA; m: 1 September 1956  Lafourche, LA [Etienne/Cecile Lodridge]; d: 3 January 2005  Raceland, Lafourche, LA

                            10        Benton Pitre  b: 13 January 1958; Aft. June 2016

                                          +Twyla Quick                                         



Notes for Henri Joachim Pitre:


- 1930 Cut Off, Lafourche, Louisiana:  Henry J. Pitre 33, wife Venicia 27, Anitia 2 yr. 4 mos.


- 1940

- 1950 Houma, Terrebonne, LA:  Henry J. Pitre 52 bottles drinks/retail soft drinks, wife Venicia 46, Decatur 16 works at odd jobs/retail soft drinks, son-in-law Robert A. Lebouef 25 music box operator/music box distribution, wife Anita P. 22, Alvin Paul 2.

WWI registration records:  Henry J. Pitre; Jefferson, LA; born 15 Jul 1897 (Bayou Lafourche); Artiles Pitre (mother); medium height, slender build; brown eyes & brown hair.

WWII Records:  Henry Joachim Pitre, res. Dulac Rte, Houma, LA; b. 15 Jul 1897 Lafourche, LA; contact James Pitre (Golden Meadow, LA); 5'5", 118 lbs., brown eyes & brown hair, ruddy complexion; 15 Feb 1942 Houma, LA.


Obituary:  Times Picayune (New Orleans, LA), 2 June 1972:  Henry J. Pitre, at Raceland, Louisiana, on Thursday, June 1, 1972, at 12:20 o'clock p.m.; beloved husband of Marie Fournier Pitre, father of D.J. and Benton Pitre and Mrs. Anita LeBoeuf; brother of Joe Pitre of Galliano, Louisiana, and the late William F. Pitre; grandfather of the late Alvin LeBoeuf; also survived by 8 grandchildren; age 74 years; a native of Leeville, Louisiana, and a native of Raceland, Louisiana.  Relatives and friends of the family, also officers and members of the Terrebonne Parish Sheriff's Office Department and LaTerre Co.,, Inc., are invited to attend the funeral.  Services from The Falgout Funeral Homes Inc., Raceland, Louisiana, on Friday, June 2, 1972, at 1:15 o'clock p.m.; religious services at the First Baptist Church, Raceland, Louisiana, at 1:30 o'clock p.m.  Interment Holy Savior Cemetery, Lockport, Louisiana.  Owner of Pitre Deluxe Fence Co.  Arrangements by Falgout.


Tombstone Inscriptions, Holy Savior Church Cemetery, Lockport, LA:  Venicia M. Pitre / Sept. 14, 1903 - Feb. 10, 1954 / James J. Pitre / 1874 - Oct. 14, 1954 / Artilise Guilbeau Pitre / 1876 - Aug. 2, 1955 / Henry J. Pitre / July 15, 1898 - June 1, 1972


Notes for Venetia Marie Pitre: 

Obituary:  Times Picayune (New Orleans, LA), Friday, 12 February 1954:  At New Orleans, La., on Wednesday, February 10, 1954, at 8:30 o'clock p.m., Benica Pitre, beloved wife of Henry J. Pitre, mother of Mrs. Robert LeBoeuf of Houma, La., Decatur J. Pitre, stationed on the U.S.S. Missouri, survived by 3 grandchildren; sister of Nickles Pitre of Cut Off, La., Mrs. Forrest Pierce of Cut Off, La., Mrs. Gustave Adams, Mrs. Norris Doucet, Mrs. Howell Guidry and Morgan Pitre, all of Golden Meadow, La., Mrs. Alex Chabert, Ortis Pitre of Westwego, La.; age 51 years.  Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the funeral, which will take place from the Falgout Funeral Homes, Inc., Galiano, La., on Friday, February 12, 1954, at 2:30 o'clock p.m.  Religious services at the Sacred Heart Catholic church, Cut Off, La.  Interment in Holy Savior Catholic cemetery, Lockport, La.  Falgout Funeral Homes, Inc., Galiano, La., in charge.

Memorial:  Times Picayune (New Orleans, LA), 9 May 1954: (photo) In loving memory of our dear wife and mother, Mrs. Venicia Pitre, died February 10, 1954, Memories are treasures no one can steal; Death a heartache no one can heal; Some may forget, now that you're gone; But we'll remember, no matter how long.  Sadly missed by Husband, Daughter and Son.


Notes for Marie Fournier:

Obituary:  Lafourche Daily Comet (LA):  Marie Fournier Pitre, 88, a native and resident of Raceland, died at 12:10 a.m. Jan. 3, 2005.  Visitation will be 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and 8 to 11 a.m. Thursday at Falgout Funeral Home in Raceland.  A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Mary's Nativity Catholic Church in Raceland, with burial at the church cemetery.  She is survived by her son, Benton Pitre; and his fiancee, Twila Quick; brothers, Glynn, Gene and Peter Fournier; grandchild, Nicole Pitre; and step-grandchild, Coy Thibodaux.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Pitre; parents, Etienne "T-Chan" and Cecile Lodridge Fournier; brothers, John, Herbert, Novene, Etienne, Alden, Lester and Robert Fournier.  She was a parishioner of St. Mary's Nativity Church in Raceland.  Falgout Funeral Home of Raceland is in charge of arrangements.


Obituaries for the children:

Anita Artiles Pitre:  Houma Courier (LA) - Anita Artiles Pitre LeBouef, 72, a native of Cut Off and a resident of Houma, died at 2:35 a.m. Friday, Oct. 27, 2000.  Visitation will be from 5 to 10 p.m. today and from 8 a.m. to funeral time Saturday at Chauvin Funeral Home.  Mass will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home, with burial in Holy Rosary Cemetery.  She is survived by her stepmother, Marie Pitre of Raceland; two sons, Robert "Bob" LeBouef Jr., and Gerald LeBouef and wife, Michelle Trosclair LeBouef, all of Houma; three daughters, Mrs. Don (Linda) Dill, Mrs. Mike (Brenda) Redmond and Mrs. David (Vanessa) Pitre, all of Houma; one brother, Decatur "D.J." Pitre of Arkansas; one stepbrother, Benton Pitre of Raceland, seven grandchildren, Mrs. Jamie (Kimberly) Boudreaux of San Diego, Tiana LeBouef Solet, Celeste Redmond, Megan Redmond, Garret LeBouef and Sarah LeBouef, all of Houma, and Lance LeBouef of LaPlace; and four great-grandchildren, Gavin Solet and Cameron Solet, both of Houma, and Angel LeBouef and Lacy LeBouef, both of LaPlace.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert "Capt. Bob" LeBouef Sr.; her parents, Henry J. and Venicia Pitre; and one son, Alvin Paul LeBouef.  She was a homemaker and a parishioner of Holy Rosary Catholic Church.  Chauvin Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Decatur Joseph Pitre:  Decatur J. "DJ" Pitre Sr., age 83, of Springdale passed away Sunday, June 19, 2016 in Springdale, Arkansas.  He was born May 10, 1933 in Houma, Louisiana to Mr. and Mrs. Henry Pitre.  He was in management in the Oil Industry.  He was a member of Saint Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Rogers.  He served in the United States Navy.  He was preceded in death by his mother; his father, Henry Pitre (and wife, Marie); and his first wife, Regie Nell (Dye) Pitre.  He is survived by his wife, Delores Jean Pitre of the home; three sons, Decatur Pitre Jr. (and wife, Cindy) of Grantville, Georgia; Glenn Pitre Sr. (and wife, Jennifer) of Houma, Louisiana, and Dwayne Pitre (and wife, Carol) of Baton Rouge, Louisiana; five step-sons, Randy Hughes (and wife, Sue) of Rogers, Greg Hughes (and wife, Chris) of Sorrento, Louisiana, Clint Dornan (and wife, Gayle) of Rogers, Kirk Dornan (and wife, Debbie) of Springdale, and Russell Dornan (and wife, Mia) of Port Neches, Texas; one step-daughter, Julie Hale of Bella Vista; one half-brother, Benton Pitre (and wife, Twyla); 17 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.  Arrangements by Benton County Funeral Home, Rogers.

Tombstone Inscription, St. Vincent's Cemetery, Avoca, Benton, Arkansas:  Decatur J. Sr. / May 10, 1933 / June 19, 2016 / Oct. 10, 1970 / PITRE / Regie Nell Dye / July 17, 1927 / Sept. 5, 2008


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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 August 2022.