Joseph Elcie Pitre

1894 Houma, Louisiana 1956 New Orleans, Louisiana



Continuation of tree (4th child of Frank Pitre/Marie Magnolia Dupre); all known surname descendants:

               8          Joseph Elcie Pitre  b: 25 July 1894  Houma, Terrebonne, LA; d: 18 June 1956  New Orleans, LA

                                   +Marie Jeanne Babin  b: 28 November 1896  Houma, Terrebonne, LA; m: 5 February 1912  Houma, Terrebonne, LA [James/Felicia Darce]  (divorced 7 April 1920 Houma, LA); d: November 1974  Houma, Terrebonne, LA


                             *2nd Wife of Joseph Elcie Pitre:

                                   +Ezar Bernadette Engeran (Pitre)  b: 17 November 1893  Abbeville, Vermilion, LA; m: 15 October 1920  New Orleans, LA [Charles/Eva Smith]  (separated October 1928; divorced 27 October 1939 Houma, LA); d: 22 November 1946  New Orleans, LA

                             9         Raymond Joseph Pitre  b: 29 September 1921  New Orleans, LA; d: 4 October 1989  Westwego, Jefferson, LA

                                            +Norma Savoie  b: 30 March 1924  Houma, Terrebonne, LA; m: 16 December 1939  New Orleans, LA [Hilbert Joseph/Ezar Marie]; d: 3 November 1993  Chauvin, Terrebonne, LA

                             9         Yvonne Rita Pitre  b: 12 June 1923  New Orleans, LA; d: 17 July 1942  New Orleans, LA

                                            +Anthony Chouest  b: 30 January 1922; m: unknown; d: 18 April 2002  Houma, Terrebonne, LA

                             9         Albert Joseph Pitre  b: 11 June 1925  New Orleans, LA; d: 10 November 1993  Lafayette, Lafayette, LA

                                            +Margaret Pitre  b: 27 October 1923  Chauvin, Terrebonne, LA; m: Abt. 1941 [John Lee/Marie Frances Autin]; d: 26 June 2009  Kenner, Jefferson, LA

                                          *2nd Wife of Albert Joseph Pitre:

                                            +Debbie Fay Broussard (Stein)  b: 20 October 1954; m: unknown; d: 16 April 2005  Scott, Lafayette, LA



 Notes for Joseph Elcie Pitre:


- 1920 New Orleans, Louisiana:  Ezar Engeron 25 (mar.), Bernice 5; living with her widowed mother Eva Smith 49 and her brother Eugene Engeron's family.  [2340 St. Thomas]


- 1930 New Orleans, LA:  Widower Elicia J. Petrie 35 watchman/private, living with his sister & her family Edna M. Babin 37, husband Albert C. Babin 36 laborer/bag factory, 7 children.

- 1930 Gretna, Jefferson, LA:  Widow Eva Augeron 57, dau. Elsie Petrie 35 (mar.) laborer/factory, Raymond 9, Yvonne 6, Albert 4.


- 1940 New Orleans, LA:  Widow Elcie Pitre 44, Yvonne 16, Albert 14, Raymond 18 laborer/cotton mill, wife Norma 16, widowed mother Eva Engeron 67.


- 1950 New Orleans, Orleans, LA:  Widower Elcie J. Pitre 55 watch repairer/watchmaker.


WWI registration record:  Elcie Pitre; Terrebonne, LA; born 25 Jun 1894 (Houma); support of wife; medium height, medium build; brown eyes & brown hair; Houma 5 June 1917

WWII Records:  Elcie Joseph Pitre, res. 1004 Dauphine St., New Orleans, LA; b. 25 Jul 1894; gray eyes & gray hair; 25 Apr 1942 New Orleans, LA


Obituary:  Times Picayune (New Orleans, LA), 19 June 1956 - On Monday, June 18, 1956, at 3:30 o'clock p.m., Elcie J. Pitre, husband of Ezar Engeran, father of Raymond and Albert Pitre, Mrs. John Garay; brother of Mrs. Albert Babin, Mrs. Edward Trosclair, Mrs. Lillian Babin, Aubry, Irwin, Elbe, Harry, Curtis and Effie Pitre; the late Mrs. Anthony Chouest, son of Mrs. Maggie Pitre.  Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the funeral at Chauvin funeral home, Houma, La., on Wednesday morning, June 20, 1956.  Due notice of time will be given.

Notes for Ezar Bernadette Engeron:

Obituary:  Times Picayune (New Orleans, LA), 23 November 1946 - On Friday, November 22, 1946, at 9:55 o'clock a.m., Ezar Engeron Pitre, mother of Raymond and Albert Pitre, Mrs. Bernice Garay; daughter of Eva Smith and the late Charles Engeron; sister of Eugene Engeron; also survived by five grandchildren; a native of Houma, La., and a resident of this city.  Remains were forwarded from the Laudumier funeral home, 1225 North Rampart street, near Governor Nicholls, to Houma, La.  Funeral services will take place at Houma, La., on Saturday, November 23, 1946.


Obituaries for the children:

Raymond Joseph Pitre:  Times Picayune (New Orleans, LA), Thursday, 5 October 1989:  Raymond J. Pitre Sr. at Westwego, La. on Wednesday, October 4, 1989 at 1:10 A.M.  Beloved husband of Norma Savoie Pitre.  Father of Raymond J. Jr., Ronnie and Ricky Pitre, Barbara (Bobbie) Lambert, Melissa Guidry, and the late Bernard and Robert Pitre.  Brother of Albert Pitre Sr., Bernice Garary, and the late Yvonne Schouest.  Son of the late Elcie and Ezar Engeron Pitre.  Also survived by 12 grandchildren.  Relatives and friends of the family, also employees and friends of B. J. Restaurant are invited to attend the Funeral from Westside Funeral Home, 5101 Westbank Expressway, Marrero, La. on Friday, October 6, 1989 at 11:45 A.M.  Followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Houma, La at 1 o'clock P.M.  Interment in Holy Rosary Cemetery, Houma, La.  Visitation on Thursday, October 5, 1989 from 6 until 10 P.M.

Tombstone Inscription, Holy Rosary Cemetery, Houma: Raymond J. Pitre Sr. / Sept. 29, 1921 - Oct. 4, 1989 / Norma S. Pitre / 3-30-24 - 11-3-93


Yvonne Rita Pitre:  Times Picayune (New Orleans, LA), 16 Jul 1942:  On Friday, July 17, 1942, at 5:20 o'clock a.m., Yvonne Rita Pitre, wife of Anthony Chouest, mother of Anthony Chouest Jr., daughter of Ezar Engeron and Elcie J. Pitre, sister of Mrs. John A. Garay, Raymond and Albert Pitre.  Remains were taken from the home of Tharp-Sontheimer-Tharp, Inc., 4127 S. Claiborne avenue, near Milan street, to Houma, La., for interment.  Services at the residence, 109 Leona street, on Saturday afternoon, July 18, 1942.

Tombstone Inscriptions, St. Francis de Sales Cemetery #1, Houma:  Mrs. / Anthony Chouest / born / June 12, 1923 / died / Jun. 17, 1942


Albert Joseph Pitre:  The Daily Advertiser (Lafayette, LA), Friday, 12 November 1993:  (photo) Carencro - Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 12, 1993 at Melancon Funeral Home Evangeline Memorial Gardens Chapel for Albert Joseph 'Lu-Lu' Pitre Sr., 68, who died 1:15 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 10, 1993 at University Medical Center in Lafayette.  Interment will be in Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Cemetery in Scott.  The Rev. Garry Jordan, Pastor of First Baptist Church of Scott, will officiate.  A native of Houma, former resident of New Orleans and a resident of Scott since 1985, Mr. Pitre was a member of the First Baptist Church in Scott.  Mr. Pitre is survived by: his wife, the former Deborah Broussard of Scott; one son, Albert 'Bay' Pitre Jr. of Covington; one daughter, Mrs. Milton (Yvonne 'Sis') Berry of Luling; one stepson, Kevin Joseph Stein of Scott; one stepdaughter, Shelly Ann Stein of Scott; one stepsister, Bernice Gray of Westwego; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by: his parents, Elcie Pitre and the former Ezar Bergeron; one brother, Raymond Pitre; and a sister, Yvonne P. Schouest.  Pallbearers will be: Albert 'Bay' Pitre Jr., Kevin Stein, Shelly Stein, Wayne Berry, Milton Berry and Lawrence Menard.  Visitation was 4-10 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 11, 1993 at Evangeline Memorial Gardens Chapel.  The chapel will reopen 8 a.m. today until time of services.  The Melancon Funeral Home, Carencro is in charge of arrangements.

Tombstone Inscriptions, Sts. Peter and Paul Cemetery, Scott, Lafayette, LA:  Debbie F. Broussard / Oct. 20, 1954 / Apr. 16, 2005 / Al J. Pitre / June 11, 1925 / Nov. 11, 1993



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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:  11 October 2022.