Lester Anthony Pitre

11909 Cecilia, Louisiana 1969 Lafayette, LA

 

 

Continuation of tree (2nd child of Joseph Walter Pitre/Marie Lalonde); all known surname descendants:

                  10         Lester Anthony Pitre  b: 21 July 1909  Cecilia, St. Martin, LA; d: 3 February 1969  Lafayette, Lafayette, LA

                                       +Ruby Broussard  b: 10 June 1915  Broussard, Lafayette, LA; m: Abt. 1933 [Clete L./Laurence Broussard]; d: 3 November 1991  Scott, Lafayette, LA

                                11         Robert John Pitre  b: 24 June 1935  Lafayette, Lafayette, LA; d: 16 January 2002  Texas

                                                 +--- Rabenne    m: 30 September 1956  France

                                               *2nd Wife of Robert John Pitre

                                                 +Martha S. ---    m: 15 November 1975  (divorced 28 March 1978 Harris, TX)

                                               *3rd Wife of Robert John Pitre

                                                  +Laverne Jean Toth    m: 3 November 1979  Harris, TX  (divorced 3 January 1990 Coryell, TX)

                                               *4th Wife of Robert John Pitre

                                                   +Bonnie Jean Minter  b: 30 September 1939  Leon Co., TX; m: 10 February 1990  Houston, Harris, TX [L.E./Mae Louise Richardson]  (divorced 3 October 1991 Bell, TX)

                                               *5th Wife of Robert John Pitre

                                                 +Patricia Kiddy    m: 1 February 1993  Bell, TX  (divorced 15 July 1993 Bell, TX)

                                11         Warren Lewis Pitre  b: September 1937  Lafayette, Lafayette, LA; d: 10 March 1938  Lafayette, Lafayette, LA

                                11         Donald Louis Pitre  b: 1938  Lafayette, Lafayette, LA; d: 21 April 1941  New Orleans, LA

                                11         Marguerite L. Pitre  b: Abt. 1940; d: Aft. November 1991

                                                 +Curris P. Lanerie  b: 23 November 1940; m: 15 March 1959  Lafayette, LA

                                11         Faye M. Pitre  b: Abt. 1941; d: Aft. October 1997

                                                 +Carson R. Arceneaux  b: Abt. 1939  Rayne, Acadia, LA; m: unknown [Abras/Constance Smith]; d: 31 October 1997  Scott, Lafayette, LA

                                11         Virginia Judith Pitre  b: 17 October 1943; d: 15 September 2007  Scott, Lafayette, LA

                                                 +James Lowell Weber  b: 18 April 1940; m: 28 December 1961  Lafayette, Lafayette, LA [Walter/Edalie Smith]; d: 8 April 2016  Scott, Lafayette, LA

                                11         Sandra Helen Pitre  b: 12 June 1946  Lafayette, Lafayette, LA; d: 13 December 1994  Scott, Lafayette, LA

                                                 +--- Griffin

                                               *2nd Husband of Sandra Helen Pitre:

                                                 +--- Marks

 

 

Notes for Lester Anthony Pitre:

Census

- 1940

- 1950 Lafayette, Lafayette, LA:  Walter Pitre 67 sewer dept. foreman/city, wife Mary 63, son Lester A. Pitre 40 laborer/construction, wife Ruby B. 35 telephone operator/telephone co., Robert J. 15, Margaret L. 9, Faye M. 8, Virginia J. 7, Sandra H. 4.

WWII Records:  Lester A. Pitre, res. 1323 Oak Avenue, Lafayette, LA; b. 22 Jul 1908 Cecelia, LA; wife Mrs. Ruby Broussard Pitre (same address); 5' 9", 205 lbs., gray eyes & black hair, light brown complexion; 16 Oct 1940 Lafayette, LA

 

Obituary:  The Daily Advertiser (Lafayette, LA), Tuesday, 4 February 1969:  Lester Pitre.  Funeral services will be held at a 4 p.m. Requiem Mass Wednesday at St. Patrick Catholic Church for Lester Anthony Pitre who died Monday at 7:30 p.m. after a brief illness.  Interment will take place in Calvary Cemetery.  Mr. Pitre was a native and life-long resident of Lafayette.  He resided at 619 Stewart Street and had been employed by the Dixie Cab Company for the past 30 years.  Survivors include his wife, the former Ruby Broussard of Lafayette; four daughters, Mrs. Curris Lanerie and Mrs. James Weber, both of Scott, Mrs. Carson Arceneaux and Mrs. Norman Griffin, both of Lafayette; one son, Army Sp. 6 Robert J. Pitre of Nurnberg, Germany; one brother, J. D. Pitre of Beaumont, Tex.; and 16 grandchildren.  A Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home.  The Delhomme Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

- Beaumont Journal (TX), Wednesday, 5 February 1969:  Lafayette - Funeral services for Lester Anthony Pitre of Lafayette will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday in St. Patrick Catholic Church in Lafayette.  Burial in Calvary Cemetery will be under direction of Delhomme Funeral Home of Lafayette.  Pitre died at 7:30 p.m. Monday in Lafayette floowing a short illness.  He was a native and lifelong resident of Lafayette and was a cab driver.  Among his survivors is a brother, J.D. Pitre of Beaumont.

 

Tombstone Inscription, Calvary Cemetery, Lafayette, LA:  In memoriam / Mrs. Walter L. Pitre / 1887 - 1950 / Walter Pitre / 1883 - 1956 / Lester A. Pitre / July 21, 1909 / Feb. 3, 1969

 

Notes for Ruby Broussard:

Obituary:  The Daily Advertiser (Lafayette, LA), Monday, 4 November 1991:  Mrs. Ruby Pitre.  Services will be held at 2 p.m. today in the Delhomme Funeral Home Chapel of the Flowers for Mrs. Ruby Broussard Pitre, 76, who died at 8:55 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 3, 1991 at her residence in Scott.  The Rev. Frederick O. Swenson, pastor of Sts. Peter and Paul Church in Scott will officiate.  Interment will be in the church mausoleum.  Mrs. Pitre, daughter of the late Clete L. Broussard and the former Laurence Broussard, was a native of Broussard and was a longtime resident of Lafayette.  Having retired in 1977, she had worked for South Central Bell for 31 years as a service assistant.  She was a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America and the Sts. Peter and Paul Church Parish.  Survivors include one son, Robert J. Pitre of Kileen, Texas; four daughters, Margaret Lanerie of Houston, Mrs. Carson (Faye) Arceneaux, Mrs. James (Virginia) Weber and Sandra Pitre Marks, all of Scott; two sisters, Mrs. Joseph (Hilda) Peschier of Scott and Mrs. Jerry (Lillian) Leete Jr. of Sheds, N.Y.  Mrs. Pitre was preceded in death by her parents; two sons, Donald Louis Pitre and Warren Louis Pitre; and one brother, Bennett B. Broussard.  The family request that donations in her memory be made to Hospice of Acadiana, Lafayette, LA.  Visitation will be from 7 a.m. until service time today.  The Delhomme Funeral Home, Inc., is in charge of arrangements.

 

Tombstone Inscription, Sts. Peter and Paul Cemetery, Scott, LA:  PITRE / Ruby Broussard / June 10, 1915 / Nov. 3, 1991

 

Obituaries for the children:

Warren Lewis Pitre:  The Daily Advertiser (Lafayette, LA), Friday, 11 March 1938:  Funeral held for Warren Lewis Pitre.  Funeral services were held today at St. John's Cathedral for Warren Lewis Pitre, six-months-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Lester Pitre of this city who died Thursday morning.  Interment was held in the Broussard Catholic cemetery.  Besides the parents the deceased is survived by one brother, Robert John.  Funeral arrangements were in charge of Martin and Castille.

Tombstone Inscription, Sacred Heart Cemetery, Broussard, LA:  BROUSSARD / Bennett B. / 1911 - 1991 / Edith C. / 1911 - 1993 / Janice Ann / 1940 - 1948 / Laurence / 1890 - 1924 / Warren L. Pitre / 1937 - 1938 / Pauline / 1917 - 1919 / Donald L. Pitre / 1938 - 1941

 

Donald Louis Pitre:  The Daily Advertiser (Lafayette, LA), Tuesday, 22 April 1941:  Donald Louis Pitre, two-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Lester Pitre, died at a hospital in New Orleans Monday morning.  Funeral services were held at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Broussard this morning and interment was in the Broussard Catholic cemetery.  Besides the parents one brother, Robert and one sister, Marguerite Pitre survive.  Funeral arrangements were in charge of Crouchet and Guchereau with the Dauterive Undertaking Co., Inc.

Tombstone Inscription, Sacred Heart Cemetery, Broussard, LA:  BROUSSARD / Bennett B. / 1911 - 1991 / Edith C. / 1911 - 1993 / Janice Ann / 1940 - 1948 / Laurence / 1890 - 1924 / Warren L. Pitre / 1937 - 1938 / Pauline / 1917 - 1919 / Donald L. Pitre / 1938 - 1941

 

Virginia Judith Pitre:  Tombstone Inscription, Sts. Peter and Paul Cemetery, Scott, LA:  WEBER / James Lowell / Apr. 18, 1940 - (blank) / Virginia Pitre / Oct. 17, 1943 - Sept. 15, 2007

 

Sandra Helen Pitre:  Tombstone Inscription, Sts. Peter and Paul Cemetery, Scott, LA:  MARKS / Sandra Helen Pitre / June 12, 1946 / Dec. 13, 1994

 

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Items in RED verified from transcriptions in the following:

- Southwest Louisiana Records: Church and Civil Records of Parishes of Acadia, Allen Beauregard, Cameron, Calcasieu,

      Evangeline, Iberia, Jefferson Davis, Lafayette, St Landry, St Martin, St Mary and Vermillion.

 

Last updated:  14 June 2022.