Joseph Hercule 'Arthur' Pitre

1890 Palmer Road, PEI 1975 Gardner, Massachusetts



Continuation of tree (1st child of Peter Pitre/Marie Agnes Pitre); all known surname descendants:

               9          Joseph Hercule 'Arthur' Pitre  b: 11 August 1890  Immaculate Conception, Palmer Road, PEI; d: 22 March 1975  Gardner, Worcester, MA

                                  + Anna Belliveau  b: Abt. 1892  Shediac, Westmoreland, NB; m: Abt. 1921  Gardner, Worcester, MA [David/---]; d: 30 December 1939  Gardner, Worcester, MA

                          10         Lauretta Peters  b: 15 September 1921  Gardner, Worcester, MA; d: 23 February 2018  Gardner, Worcester, MA

                                          +Peter Kraskouskas  b: 1914  West Virginia; m: 10 May 1944  Oceanside, San Diego, CA [--- Kraskouskas/Caroline ---]; d: 15 February 2016  Gardner, Worcester, MA

                          10         Mary Rose Peters  b: 27 August 1922  Gardner, Worcester, MA; d: 15 September 1998  Matthews, Mecklenburg, NC

                                          +Dwight M. Howe  b: 25 April 1921  Winchendon, Worcester, MA; m: 1945  Gardner, Worcester, MA [Carleton A./Alice Richards]; d: 6 January 1991  Stuart, Palm Beach, FL

                          10         Helene Peters  b: 12 May 1924  Gardner, Worcester, MA; d: 9 August 1996  Southbridge, Worcester, MA

                                          +--- Zlotnik

                          10         Doris Peters  b: October 1927  Gardner, Worcester, MA; d: Aft. September 1998

                                          +--- Patria


                            *2nd Wife of Joseph Hercule 'Arthur' Pitre:

                                  + Mary Ann ---  b: Abt. 1885  Canada; m: Bet. 1940-1950



Notes for Joseph Hercule 'Arthur' Pitre:


- 1930 Gardner, Worcester, Massachusetts:  Arthur J. Peters 39, wife Anna 3, Loretta 8, Mary R. 7, Helen 5, Doris (Daria) 2 years 6 months.


- 1940 Gardner, Worcester, MA:  Widower Arthur Peters 49 saw/chair co., Loretta 18 assembler/Gem crib co., Rose M. 17 salesgirl/retail clothing, Helen 15, Doris 12  [139 Main Street]

- 1950 Gardner, Worcester, MA:  Arthur J. Peters 59 runs saw machine/boudoir chair factory, wife Mary A. 64.

WWII Records:  Arthur J. Peters, res. 139 Main St., Gardner, MA; b. 11 Aug 1890 PEI; contact Mary Ann Peters (same address); 5'8", 157 lbs., black eyes & black hair, dark complexion; 26 Apr 1942 Gardner, MA.

Notes for Anna Belliveau:

Obituary:  Evangeline Newspapers, 11 January 1940:  Mrs. Arthur (nee Anna Belliveau) Pitre died Dec 30, 1939 in Gardner Mass., age 47.  Born in Shediac, daughter of David Belliveau.  Daughters: Loretta, Marie-Rose, Helene, Doris of Gardner.  Sisters: Mrs. Emma Dupuis of Gardner, Mrs. Madeleine Bourque of Canada.  Brothers: Auguste of Gardner, Edmond and Rene of Canada.

Obituaries for the children:

Lauretta Peters:  Worcester Telegram & Gazette (MA), Sunday, 25 February 2018:  Lauretta Kraskouskas Died Friday, February 23, 2018.  Calling hours 6-8pm Tuesday, February 27, 2018, at the funeral home.  Funeral service 11am Wednesday, February 28, 2018.  Holy Spirit Church.  Funeral Home: Lamoureux-Smith & Poliks Funeral Home.


Mary Rose Peters:  The Charlotte Observer (Charlotte, NC), Wednesday, 16 September 1998:  Mrs. Mary Rose Peters Howe, 76, of Palm City, FL died Tuesday, September 15, 1998.  Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Heritage Funeral Home of Matthews.

- Worcester Telegram & Gazette (MA), Friday, 18 September 1998:  West Boylston - Mary Rose (Peters) Howe, 76, of 2531 S.W. Greenwich Way, Palm City, Fla., formerly of 9 Pinewoods Drive, a community volunteer for many years, died Tuesday in the home of a daughter in Matthews, N.C., after a battle with cancer.  Her husband of 45 years, Dwight M. Howe Sr., died in 1991.  She leaves two sons, Dwight M. Howe Jr. of Portland, Ore., and Barry S. Howe of Southboro; two daughters, Janet Kraskouskas of Centerville and Rebecca J. Drillings of Matthews, N.C.; three sisters, Lauretta Kraskouskas, Helen Zlotnik and Doris Patria, all of Gardner; six grandchildren; nephews and nieces.  She was born in Gardner, daughter of Arthur J. and Anna (Belliveau) Peters, and lived many years in West Boylston before moving recently to Palm City.  She graduated in 1941 from Gardner High School, where she was co-captain and goalie of the girls' field hockey team.  She was also a manager of girls' basketball.  She was once a bookkeeper at Heywood-Wakefield Co., a Gardner furniture maker, for several years, until 1945.  Mrs. Howe was a volunteer for many years at Hahnemann Hospital in Worcester and the Women's Club at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church.  She was also a longtime volunteer in the West Boylston Little League, the Worcester youth hockey program, the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts of America, the Cub Scouts, the West Boylston Civic Club, and the Boys & Girls Club of Worcester.  She was a longtime member of Our Lady of Good Counsel Church and Worcester Country Club.  A funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. tomorrow in Holy Spirit Church, Gardner.  Burial will be in Green Bower Cemetery, Gardner.  There are no calling hours.  But a celebration of her life will be held from 6 to 9 tonight in the ballroom at Wachusett Village Inn, Westminster.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Boys & Girls Club of Worcester, Worcester, MA; or Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, West Boylston, MA; or a hospice program.  Dufault-Boucher Funeral Home, Gardner, is directing arrangements.

Tombstone Inscription, Green Bower Cemetery, Gardner, MA:  HOWE / Mary Rose Peters / Howe / 1922 - 1998

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- Massachusetts birth/marriage/death items in RED have come from death certificates, newspaper obituaries, some marriage announcements, and occasional birth announcements. 


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