John Eugene Pitre

1910 Lafourche, Louisiana 1981 Covington, LA



Continuation of tree (3rd child of Leandre Edgard Pitre/Marie Rita Lily Gros); all known surname descendants:

                9           John Eugene Pitre  b: 12 July 1910  Lafourche, LA; d: 8 February 1981  Covington, St. Tammany, LA

                                     + Norma Duet  b: 31 March 1916  Thibodaux, Lafourche, LA; m: Abt. 1933 [Nicholas Felix/Aimee Clement]; d: 31 October 1977  Marrero, Jefferson, LA

                            10                 Kermit Joseph Pitre  b: 27 March 1934  Thibodaux, Lafourche, LA; d: 2 January 1958  Marrero, Jefferson, LA

                            10                 John Robert Pitre  b: April 1936; d: Aft. February 1981

                                                     +Loretta Linda Porche

                            10                 Delores Pitre  b: Abt. 1937; d: Aft. May 2007

                                                     +Alvin Hill

                            10                 Norris James Pitre  b: 10 July 1939  Thibodaux, Lafourche, LA; d: 16 May 2007  Amite, Tangipahoa, LA

                                                     +Emma Bourgeois  b: 28 June 1941  Biloxi, Harrison, MS; m: unknown; d: 5 October 1995  Amite, Tangipahoa, LA

                            10                 Jane Marie Pitre  b: 5 September 1940; d: 14 August 2013  New Orleans, LA

                                                     +Joseph Constanza    d: Bef. August 2013

                            10                 James Paul Pitre  b: 7 January 1942; d: 4 April 1996  Covington, St. Tammany, LA

                                                     +Sandra Terrase

                            10                 Garry Joseph Pitre  b: March 1943; d: 25 December 1943  Belle City, Jefferson, LA

                            10                 Mary Anne Pitre  b: Abt. 1944; d: Aft. February 1981


                            10                 Howard Pitre  b: Abt. 1946; d: Aft. February 1981

                            10                 Rickey Pitre    d: Aft. February 1981

                            10                 Rita Ann Pitre    d: Aft. February 1981

                                                     +Jerald Mark Schiffman    m: 14 December 1974  New Orleans, LA  [Leopold Charles/Shirley Koltun]

                            10                 Barbara Ann Pitre    d: Aft. May 2007


                            10                 Charlene Pitre  b: 12 February 1963; d: 2 October 2014

                                                     +--- Jerrell



Notes for John Eugene Pitre:


- 1940 rural Thibodaux, Lafourche, Louisiana:  John Pitre 29 mechanic/sugar factory ['upkeep'], wife Norma 24. Kermit 5, John 3, Dolores 2, Norris 10 months.   [Greenwood Plantation]

- 1950 Marrero, Jefferson, LA:  John E. Pitre 39 pouring concrete/contracting, wife Norma M. 34, Kermid 15, John 14, Delores 12, Norris 10, Jean 9, James 8, Mary 5, Howard 3.

WWII Records:  John Eugene Pitre, res. c/o Greenwood Plant, Thibodaux, LA; b. 12 Jul 1910 Thibodaux, LA; contact wife Mrs. John Eugene Pitre; 5' 11", 161 lbs., gray eyes & brown hair, ruddy complexion; 16 Oct 1940  Lafourche, LA.


Obituary:  Times Picayune (New Orleans, LA), 9 February 1981:  John Eugene Pitre, of Covington, La., on Sunday, February 8, 1981 at 5:45 a.m., beloved husband of the late Norma Duet; father of John, Norris, James, Howard and Rickey Pitre, Mrs. Deloris Hill, Mrs. Jane Constanze, Mrs. Mary Ann Chisesi, Mrs. Rita Scheffman, Mrs. Barbara Neidhardt, Ms. Charlene Pitre, and the late Kermit and Gary Pitre, brother of Morris, Leondis, Mervin, Joseph, Roux Roux, Mrs. Mable Bondillion, Mrs. Marie Andras and the late Mrs. Lucille Hoffman and Mrs. Odille Beniot; also survived by 38 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.  Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the funeral.  From Westside Funeral Home, 5101 Westbank Expressway, Marrero, on Tuesday, February 10, 1981, at 1:30 p.m., followed by Mass of Christian Burial at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.  Interment in Our Lady of Prompt Succor Cemetery, Westwego, La.  Visitation on Monday, February 9, 1981 after 6:00 p.m.


Notes for Norma Duet :

Obituary:  Times Picayune (New Orleans, LA), Wednesday, 2 November 1977:  Mrs. Norma Duet Pitre of Marrero, La., on Monday, October 31, 1977 at 11:45 o'clock p.m., wife of John E. Pitre, mother of John, Norris, James, Howard, Ricky and Charlene Pitre, Mrs. Delores Hill, Mrs. Jane Constanza, Mrs. Mary Ann Chisesi, Mrs. Rita Shipman, Mrs. Barbara Neidhardt and the late Kermit and Gary Pitre, sister of Mrs. Mary Martin, Mrs. Agnes Brockhott, Joseph and Raleigh Duet, daughter of the late Amelia Clement and Nicola Duet, also survived by 36 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren, age 61 years.  Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the funeral from Westside Funeral Home, Marrero, La. on Wednesday, November 2, 1977 at 1:30 o'clock p.m.  Funeral Mass at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Marrero, La.  Interment in Our Lady of Prompt Succor Mausoleum, Westwego, La.  Visitation on Tuesday, November 1, 1977 from 7 o'clock p.m. until midnight.


Obituaries for the children:

Kermit Joseph Pitre:  Times Picayune (New Orleans, LA), 3 January 1958 - Of Marrero, La., on Thursday, January 2, 1958, at 12:30 o'clock a.m., Kermit Joseph Pitre, beloved son of Norma Duet and John Pitre; brother of Mrs. Alvin Hill, John Jr., Jean, James, Maryann, Howard, Rita Ann, Barbara Ann and Norris Pitre, aged 22 years; a native of Thibodaux, La., and a resident of Marrero, La., for the past 15 years.  Relatives and friends of the family also employees of E.R. Ludwig Construction Company and Town and Country Heating and Refrigeration Company are invited to attend the funeral, which will take place from Westside Funeral Homes, Inc., 230 Monroe street, Gretna, La., on Friday, January 3, 1958, at 9:30 o'clock a.m., followed by services at the Immaculate Conception church, Marrero, La.  Interment in Westwego cemetery.

- Misc.:  New Orleans States (New Orleans, LA), Wednesday, 12 May 1954:  Missing Marrero Boy Is Hunted.  Jefferson parish deputies today were searching for a 19-year-old boy who left home Monday and has not returned.  He is Kermit Pitre, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Pitre, 489 Ave. L, Marrero.  Mrs. Pitre told deputies her son has a chroinic illness and she fears he has had an attack.  He is about 5 feet 6 inches tall, weighs 125 pounds and has light brown hair, she said.  When last seen, he was wearing a khaki shirt, blue dungarees and brown shoes.


Norris James Pitre:  Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA), Thursday, 17 May 2007:  Norris J. Pitre Sr. died at 10:53 a.m. Wednesday, May 16, 2007, at his home in Amite.  He was 67 and a native of Thibodaux.  Visitation at St. Helena Catholic Church, Amite, on Friday, May 18, from 10 a.m. until religious service at 2 p.m., conducted by the Rev. Joe Camilleri.  Entombment in Colonial Mausoleum, Independence.  He is survived by his daughter, Susan Pitre Miller, Amite; three sons, Cleve Pitre, Amite, Nolan Pitre, Kentwood, and Donnie Pitre, Amite; four grandchildren, Katelyn, Cassie and Emma Pitre, and Jason Adams; and three sisters, Delores Hill, Marrero, and Barbara Pitre and Charlene Pitre, both of Covington.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Emma B. Pitre; and parents, John and Norma Pitre.  Arrangements by McKneely Funeral Home, Amite.

Tombstone Inscription, Colonial Cemetery, Independence, LA:  PITRE / Norris / James / July 10, 1939 / May 16, 2007 / Emma / Bourgeois / June 28, 1941 / Oct. 5, 1995 / rest in peace


Jane Marie Pitre:  Times Picayune (New Orleans, LA), 18 August 2013:  Jane Pitre Costanza passed away on August 14, 2013.  She was 72.  Beloved wife of the late Joseph Costanza, Sr.  Mother of Joseph, Jr. (Connie), Phillip (Marie), Charles, Gary (Patricia), David (Jessica), Elizabeth Thomas (Todd), Judy, and the late Anthony (Trudy) and Tommy.  Also survived by 33 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren, and 13 brothers and sisters.  Preceded in death by her parents, John and Norma Pitre.  She was an extremely loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, and will be greatly missed.  Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the Funeral Service from Westside Leitz-Eagan, Marrero, on Monday Afternoon, August 19, 2013 at 1:00.  Visitation will begin at 10:00 in the morning.  Interment will follow in Westlawn Memorial Park, Gretna.  The family would like to give a special thank you to granddaughters Jane Foret and Mandy Haley for their loyalty and dedication to their grandmother/friend.


James Paul Pitre:  Times Picayune (New Orleans, LA), Friday, 5 April 1996:  James (T-Boy) Paul Pitre, Sr. of Covington, LA, on Thursday, April 4, 1996.  Beloved husband of Sandra Terrase Pitre.  Son of the late John E. Pitre and Norma Duet Pitre.  Father of James Jr., Heidi, and Shane Pitre, and Jodie Pitre Olivier.  Brother of Barbara Heidhardt, Charlene Jerrell, Rita Schiffman, Jane Constanza, Mary Ann Chisesi, Delores Hill, John, Ricky, Norris, and Howard Pitre and the late Kermit and Gary Pitre.  Grandfather of Amanda, Todd, and Kenny Navarro and Jordan Olivier.  A resident of Marrero, LA for 24 years and a present resident of Covington, LA for the past 12 years.  Relatives and friends of the family also members of American Legion Post 222 and VFW Marrero are invited to attend the funeral services from the chapel of Westside Funeral Home, Marrero, LA on Saturday, April 6, 1996 at 1 o'clock PM.  Interment in Our Lady of Prompt Succor Mausoleum, Westwego, LA.  Visitation at Westside Funeral Home on Friday evening April 5, 1996 after 6PM until 12 midnight and again on Saturday morning April 6, 1996 after 8:30 AM until service time.


Garry Joseph Pitre:  Times Picayune (New Orleans, LA), Sunday, 26 December 1943:  Pitre - On Saturday, December 25, 1943, at 4:20 o'clock a.m., Garry Joseph Pitre, infant son of John Pitre and Norma Duet; brother of Kermit, John Jr., Norris, James, Dolores and Jane Pitre; aged 9 months.  Relatives and friends of the family are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, which will take place Sunday, December 26, 1943, at 1 o'clock p.m., from the residence of his parents, Belle City, near Huey Long bridge, west side.  Services at Our Lady of Prompt Succor church, Westwego, La.  Interment in Westwego cemetery.



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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.


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