Joseph Milton Pitre

1904 Montegut, Louisiana – 2002 Houma, Louisiana



Continuation of tree (2nd child of Elie Marie Terence Pitre/Medora Boudreaux); all known surname descendants:

                 9          Joseph Milton Pitre  b: 12 December 1904  Montegut, Terrebonne, LA; d: 27 February 2002  Houma, Terrebonne, LA

                                    +Emily Guillot  b: 6 February 1905  Thibodaux, Lafourche, LA; m: Abt. 1926 [Albert A./Adelaide Richard]; d: 4 October 1999  Houma, Terrebonne, LA 

                             10            Harold Joseph Pitre  b: 28 July 1929; d: 11 April 2004  Bourg, Terrebonne, LA

                                                  +Dolores Jean Blanchard  b: 30 September 1938; m: Aft. 1950 [Fermand/Vera Bateman]; d: 23 March 2012  Orlando, Brevard, FL

                             10            Della May Pitre  b: 29 August 1933  Houma, Terrebonne, LA; d: 22 January 2014  Houma, Terrebonne, LA

                                                  +Thomas Lane Bass  b: 11 April 1938  Eutaw, Greene, AL; m: Abt. 1951 [Samuel Lee/Jessie Florence Garner]; d: April 1981  Houma, Terrebonne, LA



Notes for Joseph Milton Pitre:


- 1930 Terrebonne, Louisiana:  Milton J. Pitre 25, wife Emily G. 25, Harold J. 8 months, living with parents Elie T. Pitre 48 & wife Madora M. 47, Olga A. 18.

- 1940 Houma, Terrebonne, LA:  Milton Pitre 35 mechanic/Pellegrin garage, wife Milton [sic Emily] 35, Harold 10, Della Mae 6 [841 School Street]

- 1950 Houma, Terrebonne, LA:  Milton J. Pitre 45 auto mechanic/auto repair shop, wife Emily G. 45, Harold 20, Della Mae 16.

WWII Records:  Milton Joseph Pitre, res. 841 School St., Houma, LA; b. 12 Dec 1904 Montegut, LA; contact brother-in-law Mr. Ralph Romine (Houma, LA); 5' 5", 115 lbs., brown eyes & black hair, light complexion; 16 Oct 1940 Houma, LA.


Obituary:  Houma Courier (LA), 28 February 2002:  Milton Joseph Pitre, 97, a native of Terrebonne Parish and resident of Houma, died at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2002.  Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to funeral time Saturday at Chauvin Funeral Home.  Mass will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home chapel, with burial in St. Francis de Sales Cemetery No. 2.  He is survived by one son, Harold J. Pitre of Bourg; one daughter, Della Pitre of Houma; one sister, Olga Pitre Romine of Houma; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Emily Guillot Pitre; his parents, Elie Pitre and Madora Boudreaux Pitre; and two sisters, Hattie Pitre Feska and Elvine Pitre Champagne.  He was a retired owner/operator of Pitre’s Auto Repair and a member of St. Francis de Sales Cathedral.


Tombstone Inscription, St. Francis de Sales Cemetery #2, Houma, LA:  Milton J. Pitre / Dec. 12, 1904 - Feb. 27, 2002 / Emily G. Pitre / Feb. 6, 1905 - Oct. 4, 1999


Notes for Emily Guillot:

Obituary:  Emily Guillot Pitre, 94, a native of Thibodaux and resident of Houma, died at 5:15 p.m. Monday, Oct 4, 1999.  Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to funeral time Thursday at Chauvin Funeral Home.  Mass will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home, with interment in St. Francis de Sales Cemetery No. 2.  She is survived by her husband, Milton Joseph Pitre of Houma; one son, Harold Pitre of Houma; two sisters, Pearl Oncale and Ora Roundtree, both of Thibodaux; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Elie and Madora Boudreaux Pitre; six brothers, Andrew, Murphy, Claude, Gilbert, Abby and Albert Guillot; and four sisters, Mable Clausing, Irene Foret, Alma Molaison and Odessa Andras. She was a homemaker.

Obituaries for the children:

Harold Joseph Pitre:  Houma Courier (LA), 12 April 2004:  Harold Joseph Pitre, age 74, a native of Houma and resident of Bourg, died at 6:11 a.m. Sunday, April 11, 2004.  Visitation today and to funeral time Tuesday at Chauvin Funeral Home; prayer service Tuesday at the funeral home chapel, with burial in St. Francis de Sales Cemetery No. 2.  Survived by his wife, Dolores Jean Blanchard Pitre of Bourg; three sons, Cody J. Pitre and wife, Michele, Chad J. Pitre of Orlando, Fla., and Petty Officer 2nd Class, Stuart W. Pitre, U.S.N. of San Diego; one sister, Della Pitre Bass of Houma; and four grandchildren, Alisha Hamilton, Jordan W. Pitre, Jealyn Pitre and Sarah Pitre,  Preceded in death by his parents, Milton J. Pitre and Emily Guillot Pitre.  Banker at the Bank of Terrebonne and was a U. S. Army veteran of the Korean War.  Chauvin Funeral Home.


Della Mae Pitre:  Houma Today (LA):  Della May Pitre Bass, 80, a native and resident of Houma and a proud Cajun, died at 7:40 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014, at her home.  Visitation will be from 8 a.m. until funeral time Saturday at Chauvin Funeral Home in Houma.  A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home, with burial in St. Frances De Sales Cemetery No. 2.  She is survived by her daughters, Crystal Bass Bell and husband, Richard, and Kelly Bass Luke and husband, Rusty; and grandchildren, Brett Bell, Mason Luke, Brooke Bell, Layne Luke, Brenna Bell, and Raylyn Luke.  She was preceded in death by her father, Milton Pitre; mother, Emily Guillot Pitre; and her beloved brother, Harold Pitre.  She was a lifelong faithful Catholic and a parishioner of St. Bernadette Soubirous Catholic Church.  She was a world traveler who visited Italy, France, Cuba, Spain, Greece, England, Mexico, and the Caribbean, along with various other cities and countries during her time working at the Conservation Department.  Nassau remained her favorite port of call.  Most importantly, she was the widow of the late Thomas Lane Bass, who remained the cherished love of her life more than 30 years following his passing.  Their two daughters were blessed to have this strong willed, feisty, irreplaceable lady as their mother.  She remained home to raise her girls upon Tommy's passing until re-entering the workforce when her girls entered high school.  She proudly worked at Nicholls State University until her retirement.  In her later years, she spent her time doing the things she enjoyed, tending her garden, spending time with her good friends dancing at Jacks, and visiting with her daughters and grandchildren.  She remained a "classy lady" until the end and a truly one-of-a-kind type of woman.  Though we, as her daughters, will never live up to the standard she set, we will constantly strive to be half the independent, resilient woman she was.  Della was a special Momma who picked up and carried on and showed her girls how to move forward through life's twists and turns.  She and her daughters would also like to thank her devoted friends, Myrna Bourg, Ann Melum, and Eddie Chauvin for true friendship to the family until the end.  Chauvin Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


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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.


Last updated:  15 June 2022.