Joseph Cyrille Pitre

1898 Palmer Road, PEI – 1982 Boothbay Harbor, Maine



Continuation of tree (4th child of Patrick Peter Pitre/Mary Magdalene Peters); all known surname descendants:

                9        Joseph Cyrille Pitre  b: 11 April 1898  Immaculate Conception, Palmer Road, PEI; d: 26 January 1982  Boothbay Harbor, Lincoln, ME

                                 + Irene Agatha Newcomb  b: 13 September 1910  Boothbay Harbor, Lincoln, ME; m: 14 December 1930  Church of our Lady, Boothbay Harbor, Lincoln, ME [Oliver R./Ina B. Kelley]; d: 28 June 1976  Boothbay Harbor, Lincoln, ME

                         10          Theresa Marie Peters  b: 20 January 1931  Boothbay Harbor, Lincoln, ME; d: 18 January 2014  Edgecomb, Lincoln, ME

                                         + Leslie Galen Gamage  b: 18 November 1921  Southport, Lincoln, ME; m: 16 October 1948 Weston Earl/Estelle E. Rand]; d: 29 September 1959  Southport, Lincoln, ME

                                       *2nd Husband of Theresa Marie Peters:

                                         + Robert Edward McLellan  b: 16 August 1926  Bath, Sagadahoc, ME; m: 26 January 1951  Portland, ME [Albert Edward/Dorothy Mae Campbell]; d: 13 October 1981  Rockland, Knox, ME

                         10          Joseph Cyril Peters  b: 13 December 1931  Boothbay Harbor, Lincoln, ME; d: 28 January 1953  lost at sea

                         10          Patrick Oliver Peters  b: 29 August 1934  Boothbay Harbor, Lincoln, ME; d: 30 August 1986  Portland, Cumberland, ME

                                         +Margaret E. Barlow    m: 1 September 1962  Maine

                         10          Leo M. Peters  b: Abt. 1936  Boothbay Harbor, Lincoln, ME; d: Aft. January 2014 

                         10          Richard A. Peters  b: Abt. 1940; d: Aft. January 2014

                         10          Sharon L. Peters  b: 13 November 1944; d: 20 June 2017  Boothbay Harbor, Lincoln, ME

                                         + Harvey L. Oakes    m: 1 September 1964

                                       *2nd Husband of Sharon Peters: 

                                         + --- Begin 

                         10          Elizabeth Ann Peters  b: 8 March 1945  Boothbay Harbor, Lincoln, ME; d: 12 January 2010  Boothbay Harbor, Lincoln, ME

                                         + --- Begin 



Notes for Joseph Cyrille Pitre:


- 1940 Boothbay Harbor, Lincoln, Maine:  Joseph C. Peters 42 general carpenter, wife Irene A. 29, Therese M. 9, Joseph C. 8, Patrick 5, Leo M. 2, sister-in-law Laura G. Wells 21, husband Edward Wells 29 west cook/hotel cook.

- 1950 Boothbay Harbor, Lincoln, ME:  Joseph C. Peters 51 carpenter/house construction, wife Irene A. 39 housecleaning/private home, Patrick O. 15, Leo M. 13, Richard A. 10, Sharon L. 6, Elizabeth A. 5.

Tombstone Inscriptions, Evergreen Cemetery, Boothbay, ME:  PETERS / MCLELLAN / Joseph C. Peters / Apr. 1, 1898 - Jan. 26, 1982 / Irene A. Peters / Sept. 13, 1910 - June 28, 1976 / Robert E. McLellan / Aug. 16, 1926 - Oct. 13, 1981 / T. Marie McLellan / Jan. 20, 1931 - Jan. 18, 2014


Misc:  The Lewiston Daily Sun (Lewiston, ME), Monday, 12 January 1953:  Boat Explodes, Sinks at Boothbay Harbor.  Defective Bottled Gas Line Blamed; Three Escape Serious Injury.  Boothbay Harbor, Jan. 11 - Three persons aboard a 38-foot fishing boat escaped with minor injuries today when the vessel blew up and sank at a dock.  Treated at a hospital for minor cuts and burns were the craft's skipper, Philip Newcomb, 26, Miss Rita Garvey, 28, of Watertown, Mass., and Leo Peters, 13.  The explosion shook the entire waterfront of this coastal summer resort.  Newcomb said the blast occurred as he tried to light a newly installed gas stove.  He attributed the mishap to a defective bottled gas line.


Obituaries for the children:

Theresa Marie Peters:  T. Marie McLellan, 82, died January 18th at Edgecomb Green in Edgecomb.  She was born January 20, 1931 in Boothbay Harbor to Joseph C. Peters, Sr. and Irene Newcomb Peters.  Marie grew up in Boothbay Harbor and attended local schools.  She lived in Gloucester, MA for several winters.  Marie was happiest when she was cooking and was a student of her mother, Irene, and became a teacher to countless others.  She cooked with her mother at Irene’s Restaurant, Lobster Loft for Clem Brewer and for several other restaurants in the Boothbay Region.  She was also a homemaker, raising her family.  She was chaplain and president of the Charles E. Sherman, Jr. American Legion Post #36, and was a member of the V.F.W. Auxilliary.  She was a member of Our Lady Queen of Peace.  Marie loved to cook, read, crafting, and writing poetry.  She had four of her poems published.  She was predeceased by two brothers, Joseph Cyril Peters, Jr. and Patrick Peters and by a sister, Betty Begin.  She is survived by her son, Richard McLellan and his wife Tracy of Bellingham, WA and Westport Island, ME and grandchildren, Samantha McLellan of Boothbay Harbor, Jeremy McLellan of Boothbay, Hannah McLellan Farnham of Boothbay, Benjamin McLellan of Ambler, PA, Lila Ferne McLellan of Bellingham, WA and Westport Island, ME; and five great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; brother, Leo Peters of Boothbay Harbor, Richard Peters of FL, sister, Sharon Begin of Boothbay Harbor and, several nieces and nephews.  Friends are welcome to join the family for a time of visitation from 2 to 4 p.m. January 25th at Simmons, Harrington & Hall Funeral Home, 975 Wiscasset Road, Boothbay.  A service to celebrate Marie’s life will be held 1 p.m. January 26th at Simmons, Harrington & Hall.  Should friends desire, contributions in Marie’s memory may be made to Edgecomb Green, 31 Cross Point Road, Edgecomb, ME 04556.  Burial will be in the Evergreen Cemetery in Boothbay.  Arrangements are entrusted to Simmons, Harrington and Hall Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Boothbay, Maine.


Joseph Cyril Peters:  Sun Journal (Lewiston, ME), Friday, 30 January 1953:  One Trawler Found, Second Still Missing.  Boothbay Harbor -  (Information about missing boats)  Still sought was the 36-foot Kit which was seen near the Sandra and Earl early Wednesday morning.  Aboard the two boats were: Weston Pinkham, 30; John Begin, 29; Louis Durfee, 65, Cyril Peters, Jr., 21, Oliver Newcomb, 42, and his brother, Philip, 28...... The Sandra & Earl and the Kit went trawling together from Boothbay Harbor Tuesday night.  A blustery southeaster swept the coast Wednesday.  When the two boats failed to return or report safe, anxious shore folk asked Coast Guard assistance.  (More details)

Tombstone Inscription, Oceanview Cemetery, Boothbay, ME:  (on the reverse of the Newcomb headstone) Philip C. Newcomb Aug 1926 / Oliver E. Newcomb Feb 1912 / Joseph C. Peters Jr. Dec. 1931 / lost at sea  -  Jan 1953



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