Joseph Leo Pitre

1885 Bloomfield, PEI 1963 Reading, MA

 

 

Continuation of tree (19th child of Dominique Pitre/3rd wife Luce Buote); all known surname descendants:

         8      Joseph Leo Pitre  b: 3 May 1885  St. Anthony, Bloomfield, PEI; d: 7 June 1963  Reading, Middlesex, MA

                       + Marine Ann Pitre  b: 29 October 1891  Bloomfield, PEI; m: 1 May 1913  Reading, Middlesex, MA [Joseph/Marie Martin]; d: 7 March 1983  Reading, Middlesex, MA

                9             Bernard Joseph Peters  b: 23 November 1913  Reading, Middlesex, MA; d: 26 May 1986  Reading, Middlesex, MA

                                  +Anita Drew (Davis)  b: 1915  Melrose, Middlesex, MA; m: 21 February 1942  Salem, Rockingham, NH [Eugene W./Muriel Brown]

                                *2nd Wife of Bernard Joseph Peters:

                                  +Agnes McCarthy    d: Aft. May 1986

                9             Leo Peters  b: 5 May 1915  Reading, Middlesex, MA; d: Bef. 1920  Reading, Middlesex, MA

                9             Rita Marie Peters  b: 22 August 1919  Reading, Middlesex, MA; d: 12 September 1988  Wilmington, Middlesex, MA

                                  +Norman C. Twombly  b: 26 July 1910  Chelsea, Suffolk, MA; m: unknown [Frederick Anthony/Charlotte Minnie Chandler]; d: 10 May 1994  Wilmington, Middlesex, MA

                9             Eileen Lucy Peters  b: 8 November 1922  Reading, Middlesex, MA; d: 23 March 2006  Reading, Middlesex, MA

                                  +Joseph Balestrier  b: 22 December 1910; m: unknown; d: 18 April 1966  Reading, Middlesex, MA

                                *2nd Husband of Eileen Lucy Peters:

                                  +Philip Bordgia McNulty  b: 10 October 1925; m: unknown [Francis P./Sarah A. McNeil]; d: 24 September 2012  Reading, Middlesex, MA

                9             Evelyn Bernadette Peters  b: 29 February 1924  Reading, Middlesex, MA; d: 3 February 2013  Reading, Middlesex, MA

                                  +John S. Cusato  b: 28 September 1924; m: unknown; d: 21 December 1982  North Reading, Middlesex, MA

                9             Shirley Marie Peters  b: 19 April 1927  Reading, Middlesex, MA; d: 17 July 2008  Fitchburg, Worcester, MA

                                  +Alfred M. Williams    m: Aft. 1950; d: 1990

                9             Merton H. Peters  b: 4 August 1928  Reading, Middlesex, MA; d: 15 June 2000  Reading, Middlesex, MA

 

 

Notes for Joseph Leo Pitre:

Census

- 1920 Reading, Middlesex, Massachusetts:  Joseph L. Peters 34 machinist/machine shop, wife Marie 28, Bernard J. 6, Rita M. 4 months, cousin Fidele F. Peters 22 machinist/box shop; boarder Lawrence Peters 21.

 

- 1930 Reading, Middlesex, MA:  Joseph L. Peters 44 proprietor/trucking, wife Marie 37, Bernard 16 helper/trucking, Marie R. 10, Eileen L. 7, Evelyn B. 6, Shirley Marie 2 years 11 months, Merton H. 1 year 8 months.

 

- 1940 Reading, Middlesex, MA:  Joseph L. Peters 53 contractor/trucking, wife Marie 47 housekeeper/private family, Bernard J. 26 --leten keeper/N.Y.A. high school, Rita M. 20, Eileen L. 17, Evelyn B. 16, Shirley M. 12, Merton H. 11; lodger Donald T. Patrick 37 time clerk/fuel oil   [121 Green Street]

- 1950 Reading, Middlesex, MA:  Joseph L. Peters 64 collecting rubbish/rubbish & yardwork, wife Marie 57, Shirley M. 22 sales clerk/store work, Merton H. 21 roofer/roofing contr.

MA Naturalization record:  Joseph Leo Peters, age 31, rubber worker, 5'5", 155 lbs., black hair, brown eyes, b. Howland, PEI 3 May 1885, reside 8 Lynde St., Reading; emigrated from Pointe du Chene via rail; last residence Bloomfield, married to Marie b. PEI; arrived at Vanceboro, ME 7 Nov 1908; signed Joseph Leo Peters 16 Apr 1917

 

Obituary:  Boston Globe, Saturday, 8 June 1963:  Peters - In Reading, June 7, Joseph L., beloved husband of Marie (Peters), father of Bernard J., Merton H., Rita Twombly, Shirley Williams, Eileen Balestrier, and Evelyn Cusato.  Funeral from the Joseph Doherty Funeral Home, 11 Linden st., Monday, at 8:15.  Requiem High Mass in St. Agnes Church at 9.  Calling hours Saturday, 7 to 10, Sunday 2 to 4 and 7 to 10.

 

Notes for Marine Ann Pitre:

Obituary:  Boston Globe, Tuesday, 8 March 1983:  Peters - Of Reading, March 7, Marie.  Beloved wife of the late Joseph L. and mother of Bernard J. and Merton H. of Reading, Rita Twombly of Wilmington, Eileen McNulty of Woburn, Evelyn Cusato of North Reading and Shirley Williams of Tewksbury.  Also survived by 17 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.  Funeral from the Joseph Doherty Funeral Home, 11 Linden St., Reading, Thursday at 8:15.  Funeral Mass in St. Agnes Church at 9.  Calling hours Wednesday 2-4, 7-9.

 

Obituaries for the children:

Bernard Joseph Peters:  Boston Globe, Wednesday, 28 May 1986:  Peters - Of Reading, May 26, Bernard J.  Beloved husband of Agnes (McCarthy).  Father of William, Edward, Robert, Bernard, Henry and Marie O'Keefe.  Brother of Merton H. of Reading, Rita Twombly of Wilmington, Eileen McNulty of Reading, Evelyn Cusato of North Reading, and Shirley Williams of Stoneham.  Also survived by 4 grandchildren.  Funeral Service will be held at the Joseph Doherty Funeral Home, 11 Linden St., Reading, Friday at 9 a.m.  Calling hours Thursday 2-4, 7-9.

 

Rita Marie Peters:  Boston Globe, Tuesday, 13 September 1988:  Twombly - Of Wilmington, Sept. 12, Rita M. (Peters), formerly of Reading.  Beloved wife of Norman C.  Sister of Irene McNulty and Merton Peters both of Reading, Evelyn Cusato of North Reading, Shirley Williams of Stoneham, and the late Bernard Peters.  Also survived by many nieces and nephews.  Funeral Service will be held at the Joseph Doherty Funeral Home, 11 Linden St., Reading, Thursday at 9 a.m.  Calling hours Wednesday 2-4, 7-9.  Burial Charles Lawn Cemetery, Reading.

 

Eileen Lucy Peters:  Boston Globe, Sunday, 26 March 2006:  McNulty, Eileen Lucy (Peters) - Of Reading, March 23, 2006 at age 83.  Beloved wife of Philip B. McNulty and the late Joseph Balestrier.  Devoted mother of Brenda Bertelsen and her husband Mark of SC, Vincent Balestrier and his wife Debra of FL, Alan Balestrier and his wife Donna, Karl Balestrier and Lori Balestrier of Tewksbury.  Cherished grandmother of 11 and great-grandmother of 13.  Dear sister of Evelyn Cusato and Shirley Williams of Stoneham and the late Bernard Peters, Rita Twombly and Merton Peters.  Funeral from the Joseph Doherty-Barile Family Funeral Home, 11 Linden St., Reading Monday at 8 AM followed by a Funeral Mass celebrating Eileen's life in St. Agnes' Church, 186 Woburn St., Reading at 9 AM.  Family and friends are kindly invited to attend.  Visiting hours Sunday, 2-6PM.  Interment Charles Lawn Memorial Park, Reading.

 

Evelyn B. Peters:  Boston Globe, Wednesday, 6 February 2013:  Cusato, Evelyn B. (Peters) Of Reading and Woburn, February 3, 2013, at age 88.  Beloved wife of the late John S. Cusato.  Devoted mother of Peter J. Cusato and his wife Janice, Michael J. Cusato and his wife Donna.  Cherished grandmother of Natalie and her husband Christopher Feudo, Michael J. Cusato, Jr. and Lauren A. Cusato.  Great-grandmother of Dylan Feudo.  Dear sister of the late Bernard Peters, Merton Peters, Shirley Williams, Rita Twombly and Eileen McNulty.  Loving daughter of the late Joseph L. and Marie Peters.  A Funeral Service Celebrating Evelyn's Life will be held on Friday at 10 am in the Chapel of the Barile Family Funeral Home, 482 Main St. (Rt 29) Stoneham.  Family and friends are cordially invited to gather and share remembrances with the Family on Thursday from 4-8 pm in the Funeral Home.  Parking attendants and handicapped elevator are available.  Interment Charles Lawn Memorial Park, Reading.  In lieu of flowers, please honor Evelyn by making donations in her memory to Mass Lions Eye Research Fund.

 

Merton H. Peters:  Boston Globe, Friday, 16 June 2000:  Peters - Of Reading, June 15, Merton H.  Beloved son of the late Joseph & Marie Peters.  Brother of Eileen McNulty of Reading, Evelyn Cusato, Shirley Williams both of Stoneham and the late Rita Twombly & Bernard Peters.  Also survived by many nieces and nephews.  A Funeral Service will be held at the Joseph Doherty Funeral Home, 11 Linden St., Reading, Saturday at 10 A.M.  Calling hours Friday 4 to 8 pm.  Interment Forest Glen Cemetery, Reading.

 

 

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