Ignace Joseph Pitre

1903 Larose, Louisiana 1981 Houma, LA



Continuation of tree (1st child of Maximillien Eveque Pitre/Leocadie Adelaide Marie Dantin); all known surname descendants:

                9           Ignace Joseph Pitre  b: 9 March 1903  Larose, Lafourche, LA; d: 28 April 1981  Houma, Terrebonne, LA

                                   + Blanche Bernadette Gaspard  b: 1 June 1903; m: Abt. 1924 [Melfort F./Marie Annelie Bruce]; d: 28 October 1975  Houma, Terrebonne, LA

                            10         Vernie Anthony Pitre  b: 10 March 1926  Cut Off, Lafourche, LA; d: 15 August 1997  Thibodaux, Lafourche, LA

                                            +Yvonne Marie Benoit  b: Abt. 1929; m: 26 August 1946  St. Francis de Sales, Houma, Terrebonne, LA [Lucius/---]

                                          *2nd Wife of Vernie Anthony Pitre:

                                            +Ouida Boyette    d: Aft. August 1997

                            10         Milton Joseph Pitre  b: Abt. 1938  Cut Off, Lafourche, LA; d: 2 January 2011  Houma, Terrebonne, LA

                                            +Patricia Dryden     m: unknown; d: Aft. January 2011               



Notes for Ignace Joseph Pitre:


- 1930 Lafourche, Louisiana:  Ignace J. Pitre 27, wife Bersclu 27, Verne 4 years 1 month.

- 1940 Cut Off, Lafourche, LA:  Ignace Pitre 37 furniture/salesman [$600 house value], wife Blanche 36, Vernie 14.

- 1950 Houma, Terrebonne, LA:  Ignace J. Pitre 47 proprietor marine store/marine supply co., wife Blanche B. 46, Milton J. 11, widowed mother-in-law Annelee B. Gaspard 82.

Tombstone Inscriptions, Terrebonne Memorial Park, Houma, LA:  Blanche Gaspard Pitre / June 1, 1903 - Oct. 28, 1975 / I.J. Pitre / Mar. 19, 1903 - Apr. 28, 1981

Notes for Blanche Bernadette Gaspard:

Obituary:  Times Picayune (New Orleans, LA), 29 October 1975:  Blanche Gaspard Pitre, on Tuesday, Oct. 28, 1975, at 1:15 o'clock a.m., daughter of the late Mr. & Mrs. Melfort Gaspard, wife of Ignace Pitre, mother of Dr. Vern Pitre of Thibodaux, La., Milton Pitre of Houma, La., half-sister of Pierre Gaspard of Houma, La., also survived by 6 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren, age 72 yrs., a resident of Houma, La.  Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the funeral services from The First National Funeral Home in Houma, La., on Wednesday, Oct. 29, 1975 at 10:30 o'clock a.m., religious services at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church.  Interment at the Terrebonne Memorial Park.  Arrangements are being handled by the Chauvin Funeral Home.


Obituaries for the children:

Vernie Anthony Pitre:  Houma Courier (LA), August 1997:  Died Aug. 31, 1997- Newspaper date not available:  Pitre, Verne - (partially paraphrased from a larger article): Vern Pitre, a native and resident of Lafourche Parish, age 71, died Aug. 31, 1997.  Visitation will be from 5 to 10 p.m. today at Landry Funeral Home in Thibodaux.  A graveside service and burial will be at Hillcrest cemetery in Goodman, Miss, at 2 p.m. Wednesday.  A memorial service will be held at a later, undetermined date at First United Methodist Church in Thibodaux.  He is survived by his wife, Ouida Boyette Pitre; one son, Dennis Pitre of Houma; two daughters, Jackie Lindsley of Thibodaux and Darlene Bergeron of Houma; one brother, Milton (Bob) Pitre; and six grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his parents, I.J. Pitre and Blanche Gaspard Pitre.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.  Mr. Pitre was author of a weekly Courier article "Coffee Break"; he also authored several books.  He volunteered at Laurel Valley Plantation and Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve Wetlands Acadian Cultural Center.  He was a member of the Terrebonne Parish Genealogy Society; and he was inducted into the American Cancer Society Hall of Fame.


Milton Joseph Pitre:  The Daily Comet (Lafourche, LA), Tuesday, 4 January 2011:  Milton Joseph Pitre Sr., 71, a native of Cut Off and a resident of Houma, died at 2:40 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 2, 2011.  Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at Chauvin Funeral Home and from 9:30 a.m. to funeral time Wednesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church.  Mass will be held at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at the church, with burial in the church cemetery.  He is survived by his wife, Patricia Dryden Pitre of Houma; one son, Milton "Petey" Pitre Jr. and wife, Donna; two daughters, Connie Pitre Chauvin and husband, Andy, and Melissa "Missy" Pitre Price and husband, Jody; one brother, Gerald "Jerry" Caime and wife, Beth; seven grandchildren, Kenny Price and wife, Sarah, Joey Price and companion, Candice Chaisson, Scotty Price, Kyle Chauvin, Jeff Chauvin, Joshua Comeaux and Tori Comeaux; and three great-grandchildren, Trent Price and Kenna and Kara Price.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Ingance Joseph Pitre and Blanche Gespard Pitre; his biological parents, Norbert Chabert and Argentina Delice' Chabert; three brothers, Senator Leonard J. Chabert; Louis Chabert and Vernie Pitre; and one sister, Lucy Caillais Leaycraft.  He was the owner of Pitre Hardware and Marine for 30 years and owner of American Marine and Hardware.  He was a parishioner of St. Joseph Catholic Church.  He lived for his family and loved his wife, children and grandchildren more than anything.  He was a great provider and outstanding husband, father, grandfather, uncle, father-in-law and friend.  He was always there for anyone who needed him and no need was ever too big or small.  He was greatly loved by many and will be missed by all.  Chauvin Funeral Home 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)


Last updated:  15 August 2022.