Henri Lepitre

1908 Stanstead, Quebec 1938 Claremont, New Hampshire



Continuation of tree (9th child of Flavien Lepitre/Marie Flore Victoria Matte); all known surname descendants:

                 10        Henri Lepitre  b: 25 September 1908  Sacre Coeur de Jesus, Stanstead, Quebec; d: 9 March 1938  Claremont, Sullivan, NH (burned in explosion at Dartmouth Woolen Mills)

                                        +Marie Zelia Alice Provencher  b: 15 February 1912  St. Denis sur Richelieu, St. Hyacinthe, Quebec; m: 1 September 1930  Claremont, Sullivan, NH [Telesphore/Antoinette Vandal]; d: 21 August 1971  Claremont, Sullivan, NH

                               11              Doris A. Lepitre  b: 11 January 1931  Claremont, Sullivan, NH; d: Aft. October 2010

                                                    +James F. McCusker  b: 20 October 1927; m: unknown; d: 11 November 2010  Greeneville, Greene, TN

                               11              Germaine Theresa Lepitre  b: 7 February 1932  Claremont, Sullivan, NH; d: 12 October 2010  Lebanon, Grafton, NH

                                                    +Rodney Louis Devenger  b: 25 July 1929  Weare, Hillsborough, NH; m: 7 July 1951  Claremont, Sullivan, NH [Richard/Florence Janciewicz]; d: 21 February 2019  Lebanon, Grafton, NH

                               11              Edmond Stanley Lepitre  b: 1 November 1933  Claremont, Sullivan, NH; d: 6 May 2006

                                                    +Dorothy 'Dot' ---

                               11              Irene M. Lepitre  b: Abt. 1935; d: Aft. October 2010

                                                     +Bob West

                               11              Albert H. Lepitre  b: 31 January 1937  Claremont, Sullivan, NH; d: Aft. October 2010

                                                    +Angela ---


Notes for Henri Lepitre:


- 1940 Claremont, Sullivan, New Hampshire:  Widow Alice D. Lepitre 28 carder/woolen mill, Doris A. 9, Germaine T. 8, Edmond S. 6, Irene M. 5, Albert H. 3.  [95 Lafayette Street]

Tombstone Inscription, Claremont, NH:  Henry J. Lepitre / 1909 - 1938 / his wife / Alice Provencher / 1912 - 1971 / Victoria Lepitre / 1874 - 1964


Notes for Marie Zelia Alice Provencher:

- After Henri's death, Alice remarried to Louis Davis (28 May 1955  Claremont, NH).


Obituaries for the children:

Germaine Theresa Lepitre:  Germaine Theresa Devenger of Claremont, NH passed away on October 12, 2010 at the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon after a brief illness.  She was surrounded by her loving family at the time of her death.  She was born and raised in Claremont on February 7, 1932, the daughter of Henry Lepitre and Alice (Provencher) Davis.  She graduated from St. Mary's High School in 1950.  In 1951 she married Rodney Louis Devenger on July 7th.  Rodney and Germaine then chose Claremont to raise their family of six children.  During this time she worked at area businesses which included Danfield Thread of Claremont and Encore Shoe in Kellyville.  Germaine celebrated her 59th wedding anniversary on July 7, 2010.  She was a member of St. Joseph Parish of Claremont.  She enjoyed spending as much time as possible with her loving family which included 18 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren and one on the way.  She enjoyed quilting which was a passion of hers as well as reading and playing games on her computer.  She enjoyed the ability to use her e-mail as a source of constant communication with her family.  Germaine enjoyed her Saturday outings for dinner with family and just going for a ride.  She enjoyed fishing with her husband whenever possible.  She also loved going to any and all quilting shops that she came across in her travels.  She was a devoted wife, loving mother, and grandmother.  Germaine was a constant support to her husband, children and grandchildren.  Germaine was predeceased by her brother Edmund Lepitre of Tennessee.  Her surviving family includes her husband Rodney L. Devenger of Claremont; six children, Lori Burnham and her husband David of Newport, Darlene St. Aubin and her husband Robert of Claremont, Brian Devenger and his wife Nancy of Lebanon, Brenda Webster and her husband Steve of Springfield, VT, Keith Devenger of Claremont and Lisa Devenger of Claremont; one brother, Albert Lepitre and his wife Angela of Claremont; two sisters, Doris McCusker and her husband Jim of TN, Irene West and her husband Bob of Springfield, MA and one sister-in-law, Dot Lepitre of TN.  A graveside committal service will be in St. Mary's Cemetery in West Claremont.

Tombstone Inscription, St. Mary Cemetery, Claremont, NH:  Rodney L. Devenger / 1929 - (blank) / his wife / Germaine T. Lepitre / 1932 - 2010


Edmund Stanley Lepitre:  Misc.:  Union Leader (Manchester, NH), Tuesday, 23 February 1954:  Nine N.H. Korean Vets Arriving Thursday - San Francisco - ...include Pfc. Edmund S. Lepitre, 951 Lafayette street, Claremont.


Albert H. Lepitre:  Misc.:  Portsmouth Herald, Friday, 19 December 1952:  Claremont - A 15-year-old high school junior was in critical condition today with a stab wound in the stomach, inflicted , police said, by another pupil.  Doctors at Claremont General Hospital reported the victim, Albert Lapitre, ran a high fever.  Surgeons, who operated on the youth for two and one-half hours after the stabbing yesterday afternoon, reported his general post-operative condition good, however.  Police Chief William C. Nobbs said the Lapitre boy and another Stevens High School youth as yet unidentified, had a "fight" outside the school just after lunch and Lapitre was stabbed.  The chief said the other student came to the police station immediately after the incident and "made a full report."  He was questioned and then returned home by policemen in the custody of his parents.  Cheif Nobbs said no charges were placed against him pending the final outcome of the Lapitre boy's condition.  A physician said the wound was caused by a knife with a blade apparently about six inches long.  He said the knife severed muscles and pierced the abdominal wall, causing the victim to lose considerable blood.  Albert is the son of Mrs. Alice Lapitre.

- Misc.:  Union Leader (Manchester, NH), Wednesday, 11 August 1954:  Court Sessions, Newport: ...Albert H. Lepitre of Claremont pleaded guilty to careless and negligent driving and leaving the scene of an accident and was also fined a total of $50, $20 of which was suspended.


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Last updated:  21 September 2021.