Jean 'John' Pitre

1889 Larose, Louisiana 1972 Galliano, LA

 

 

Continuation of tree (6th child of Louis Pitre/Romanda Eve Cheramie); all known surname descendants:

                9           Jean 'John' Pitre  b: 24 June 1889  Larose, Lafourche, LA; d: 24 November 1972  Galliano, Lafourche, LA

                                   + Alzire Autin  b: 13 January 1895  Lafourche, LA; m: 20 February 1909  Lafourche, LA [Onesippe/Marie Aglae Pitre]; d: 16 September 1977  Galliano, Lafourche, LA

                           10         Burke Joseph Pitre  b: 22 February 1910  Cut Off, Lafourche, LA; d: 22 March 1953  New Orleans, LA

                                           + Ophelia Pitre  b: 16 December 1909  Galliano, Lafourche, LA; m: Abt. 1928  Lafourche, LA [Henry Auguste/Eugenie Cretini]; d: 13 March 1988  Galliano, Lafourche, LA

                           10         Viola Marie Pitre  b: 20 October 1911  Cut Off, Lafourche, LA; d: 11 April 1999  Cut Off, Lafourche, LA

                                           + Alex B. Pierce  b: 11 March 1909  Cut Off, Lafourche, LA; m: Abt. 1933 [Edgar/---]; d: 17 July 1990  Galliano, Lafourche, LA

                           10         Bella Pitre  b: 4 September 1913  Galliano, Lafourche, LA; d: 10 November 1995  Galliano, Lafourche, LA

                                           + Nelson Lerille  b: 28 January 1913; m: Abt. 1940; d: February 1989  Cut Off, Lafourche, LA

                           10         Birdie Pitre  b: 12 April 1915  Galliano, Lafourche, LA; d: 30 August 1989  Galliano, Lafourche, LA

                                           + Paul J. Hebert  b: 2 October 1914  Lafourche, LA; m: Abt. 1937 [Azael Raphael/Louisa Adelaide Pitre]; d: 28 March 1968  Galliano, Lafourche, LA

                           10         Florida Pitre   b: 7 November 1918  Galliano, Lafourche, LA; d: 16 April 2011  Cut Off, Lafourche, LA

                                           +George J. Hebert  b: 28 April 1919  Cut Off, Lafourche, LA; m: unknown [Azael Raphael/Louisa Adelaide Pitre]; d: 15 November 2004  Cut Off, Lafourche, LA

                           10         Allen J. Pitre  b: 20 January 1932  Cut Off, Lafourche, LA; d: 16 May 2012  Aransas Pass, Aransas, TX

                                          +Shirley Galjour    m: Aft. 1950; d: Aft. May 2012


 

Notes for Jean 'John' Pitre:

Census

- 1910 Lafourche, Louisiana:  Jean Pitre 21 (odd job/laborer), wife Alzir 15, Burk 2 months, living with widowed father and siblings.

- 1920 Lafourche, LA:  John Pitre 26 (navigator), wife Alzire 22, Burke 8, Bella 6, Violia 4, Burdie 2, Florida 8 months.

- 1930 Cut Off, Lafourche, LA:  Jean Pitre 39 fisherman/oyster, wife Alzia 35, Viola 18, Bella 16, Bertha 14, Flourida 11; son Burke Pitre 20 fisherman/oyster, wife Ophelia 20, Ralph 1 year 1 month.

- 1940 Galliano, Lafourche, LA:  Jean Pitre 50 fur buyer/winter furs [$2000 house value], wife Alzire 45, Florida 21, Allen 8.

- 1950 Lafourche, LA:  John Pitre 60 boat operator/rent boats, wife Alzire 55, Allen 18.

WWI registration records:  Jean Pitre; Lafourche, LA; born 24 Jun 1889 (Cut Off); wife & 4 children under 12; medium height, stout build; grey eyes & light hair.

WWII Records:  Jean Pitre, res. Cut Off, LA; b. 24 Jun 1889 Cut Off, LA; contact Mrs. John Pitre; 5' 8", 185 lbs., gray eyes & gray hair, light complexion; 27 Apr 1942 Cut Off, LA.

 

Obituary:  Times Picayune (New Orleans, LA), 26 November 1972:  John Pitre, at Galliano, La., on Friday, November 24, 1972 at 7:00 o'clock p.m., husband of Alzire Autin Pitre, father of Mrs. Alex Pierce, Mrs. Bella Pitre, Mrs. Paul Hebert, Mrs. George Hebert, Allen Pitre and the late Burke Pitre; brother of Mrs. Ozea Kiffe Pitre, Mrs. Hypoliye Eymard, Mrs. Rosalie Pitre, Mrs. Lorita Pitre, Ramo Pitre, Louis Pitre Jr., and Mrs. Alex Pitre, also the late Mrs. Duard Eymard, Mrs. Clay Kiffe, Burke Pitre, Marcial Pitre, Mrs. Claudia Pitre Guidry, Mrs. Donacien Cheramie and Mrs. Jeanne Pitre; survived by 18 grandchildren, 37 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren; age 83 years; a native and a resident of Cut Off, La.  Relatives and friends of the family, also the Board of Directors and employees of Bay Drilling Corp., are invited to attend the funeral.  Service from Falgout Funeral Homes Inc., Galliano, La., on Sunday, November 26, 1972 at 1:30 o'clock p.m.  Religious services at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Galliano, La. at 2 p.m.  Interment in Cheramie Cemetery, Galliano, La.  Arrangements by Falgout.

 

Tombstone Inscriptions, Cheramie Cemetery, Galliano, LA:  John Pitre / born June 24, 1889- died Nov. 24, 1972 / Alzire A. Pitre / born Jan. 13, 1895 - died Sept. 16, 1977


Obituaries for the children:

Burke Joseph Pitre:  Times Picayune (New Orleans, LA), 25 March 1953 - At Touro Infirmary, New Orleans, La., on Sunday, March 22, 1953, at 7:30 o'clock a.m., Burke Pitre, beloved husband of Ophelia Pitre; father of Raleigh, Joyce and Hazel Pitre; brother of Allen Pitre, Mrs. George Hebert, Mrs. Paul Hebert, Mrs. Alex Pierce and Mrs. Nelson Loulle; son of Mr. and Mrs. John Pitre of Cut Off, La., aged 43 years; also survived by two grandchildren; a native and a resident of Cut Off, La.  Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the funeral, which will take place from the Falgout funeral home, Galiano, La., on Monday, March 23, 1953, at 3 o'clock p.m.  Services at the Lafourche Lodge No. 27 of Cut Off, La.  Interment in Cheramie cemetery, Galiano, La.  Falgout funeral home, Galiano, La., in charge.
Cervantes Bodies No. 4 and 7 - The officers and Sir Knights of these bodies are hereby respectfully requested to attend the funeral of their deceased brother, Burke Pitre, which will take place on Monday, March 23, 1953, at 2 o/clock p.m. in Golden Meadow, La.  By order of Dr. Eugene Clavere, Worshipful Master. Attest: Jean Serio, Secretary.

Tombstone Inscriptions, Cheramie Cemetery, Galliano, LA:  Burke J. Pitre / born Feb. 22, 1910 / died March 22, 1953 / Lafourche Lodge No. 427 / F. & A. M.  Also:  Burke J. Pitre / born Feb. 22, 1910 / died March 22, 1953 / Ophelia P. Pitre / born Dec. 16, 1909 / died March 13, 1988

 

Viola Marie Pitre:  Lafourche Daily Comet (LA):  A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 2 p.m. today at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Galliano for Viola "Bala" Pierce, 87, a native and resident of Cut Off, who died at 1:30 a.m. April 11, 1999.  Visitation will be noon until funeral time at the church.  Burial will be at Sacred Heart Cemetery in Cut Off.  She was the mother of Sherlene P. Guidry; and sister of Allen Pitre and Florida Hebert.  She is also survived by one grandchild.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Alex Pierce; parents, John and Alzire Autin Pitre; brother, Burke Pitre; and sisters, Birdie Hebert and Bella Lerille.  She was a parishioner of St. Joseph Catholic Church.  She was a member of the St. Joseph's Ladies Altar Society and a volunteer at the Catholic Community Center.  Samart Funeral Home of Cut Off is in charge of arrangements.

 

Bella Pitre:  Lafourche Daily Comet (LA):  A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 1 p.m. today at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Cut Off for Bella Pitre Lerille, 82, a native and resident of Galliano, who died at 7:45 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10 (1995).  Burial will be in Cheramie Cemetery in Galliano.  She was the mother of John, Rodney and William Lerille and Lois L. Gautreaux; sister of Allen Pitre, Viola Pierce and Florida "Flo" Hebert.  She is also survived by 14 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Alzire Autin Pitre; a brother, Burke Pitre; and a sister, Birdie Hebert.  She was a parishioner of Sacred Heart.  Falgout Funeral Home of Raceland is in charge of arrangements.

Tombstone Inscriptions, Cheramie Cemetery, Galliano, LA:  Bella P. Lerille / 8-13-1913 - 11-10-1995

 

Birdie Pitre:  Tombstone Inscriptions, St. Joseph Church Cemetery, Galliano, LA:  Paul J. Hebert / born Oct. 2, 1914 - died March 28, 1968 / Birdie Pitre Hebert / born April 12, 1915 - died August 30, 1989

 

Florida Pitre:  Lafourche Daily Comet (LA), Tuesday, 19 April 2011:  Flo Hebert, 92, a native and resident of Cut Off, died Saturday, April 16, 2011.  Visitation will be from 8 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Samart-Mothe Funeral Home in Cut Off.  Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Galliano, with burial at Cheramie Cemetery in Galliano.  She is survived by two daughters, Patsy Rink and husband, Joseph and Suzanne Pitre; one brother, Allen Pitre; seven grandchildren, Shannon Bell, Jay Rink, Lynn Crozier, Alexis Braud, George Pitre, Lauren Pitre and Ethan Pitre; and 18 great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her husband, George Hebert; her parents, John and Alzier Pitre; one brother, Burke Pitre; and three sisters, Birdie Hebert, Bella Lerille and Viole Pierce.  She was Catholic.  Samart-Mothe Funeral Home of Cut Off is in charge of arrangements.

Tombstone Inscriptions, Cheramie Cemetery, Galliano, LA:  George J. Hebert / First LT. Inf US Army / World War II & Korea / Apr. 28, 1919 - Nov. 15, 2004 / Floredia Pitre Hebert / Nov. 7, 1918 - April 16, 2011

 

Allen J. Pitre:  Corpus Christi Caller-Times (TX), Thursday, 17 May 2012:  Allen J. Pitre, Died: 5/16/2012, PITRE, Aransas Pass, Texas:  Allen J. Pitre passed away on May 16, 2012.  He was born January 20, 1932 in Cut Off, Louisiana to John and Alzire Autin Pitre.  He proudly served his country while in the US Air Force and was a resident of Aransas Pass since 1967.  He was a retired Owner and Operator in the Commercial Fishing Industry.  He was an active member of St. Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Church, an avid Panther Fan, loved gardening, life and people.  He is survived by his loving wife, Shirley Galjour Pitre; son Stewart Pitre (Mary) of Aransas Pass, Texas; four daughters, Leslie Callais (Dick) of Metairie, Louisiana, Rachelle Hubbell (Danny) of Aransas Pass, Texas, Camille Sammons (Larry) of Brady, Texas, Roxanne Sundberg (Rex) of Rockport, Texas; 12 grandchildren and one great grandchild.  Visitation will begin at 11:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m. with family to receive friends from 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m., and Rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, May 18, 2012 at Charlie Marshall Funeral Home.  Mass will be celebrated at 10:00a.m. on Saturday, May 19, 2012 at St. Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Church.  Interment will follow at Prairie View Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made by donations to Allen Pitre Scholarship Fund, for underprivileged high school seniors to further their education, 1506 Palm Dr., Aransas Pass, Texas 78336.  Arrangements entrusted to: Charlie Marshall Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc., 2003 W. Wheeler, Aransas Pass, Texas 78336.

 

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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:  27 August 2022.