Leandre Edgard Pitre

1876 Thibodaux, Louisiana 1947 Thibodaux, LA

 

 

Continuation of tree (5th child of Martin Leandre Douradou Pitre/Marie Odile Vicknair); all known surname descendants:

               8        Leandre Edgard Pitre  b: 30 May 1876  Thibodaux, Lafourche, LA; d: 18 July 1947  Thibodaux, Lafourche, LA

                                 + Marie Rita Lily Gros  b: 1 March 1887  Thibodaux, Lafourche, LA; m: 29 January 1907  Lafourche, LA [Raoul/Marie Aysenne]; d: 12 February 1954  New Orleans, LA

                          9           Edgar Abbie Pitre  b: 24 December 1907  Thibodaux, Lafourche, LA; d: 27 November 1974  Thibodaux, Lafourche, LA 

                                          + Lucille Marie Bonvillain (Thibodaux)  b: 3 January 1911  Thibodaux, Lafourche, LA; m: 27 February 1933  Thibodaux, Lafourche, LA [Edgar Pierre/Leoncia Zulmee Leblanc]; d: 25 May 1994  Thibodaux, Lafourche, LA

                                       *2nd Wife of Edgar Abbie Pitre:

                                          + Corrine Beatrice Guillot (Blanchard)  b: 14 November 1909  Thibodaux, Lafourche, LA; m: 18 April 1954  Lafourche, LA [Orestile/Octavie Freeman]; d: 15 December 1979  Thibodaux, Lafourche, LA 

                          9           Mable Pitre  b: 22 February 1909  Assumption, LA; d: 22 June 1988  Thibodaux, Lafourche, LA

                                          + Harry Amedee Bonvillian  b: 12 July 1901  Labadieville, Assumption, LA; m: Abt. 1929 [Leo/Armena Nina Robicheaux]; d: 2 March 1947  Labadieville, Assumption, LA

                              9           John Eugene Pitre  b: 12 July 1910  Lafourche, LA; d: 8 February 1981  Covington, St. Tammany, LA

                                          + Norma Duet  b: 31 March 1916  Thibodaux, Lafourche, LA; m: Abt. 1933 [Nicholas Felix/Aimee Clement]; d: 31 October 1977  Marrero, Jefferson, LA

                          9           Lucille Pitre  b: 13 December 1911  Lafourche, LA; d: 10 March 1972  Thibodaux, Lafourche, LA

                                          + Frank Joseph Hoffman  b: 19 March 1890; m: 18 December 1932 [Frank Joseph/Augustine Marie Philippea]; d: 27 September 1965  Thibodaux, Lafourche, LA

                          9           Marie Pitre  b: 13 March 1914  Lafourche, LA; d: 28 March 2010  Thibodaux, Lafourche, LA

                                          + Pierre O'Neil Andras  b: 23 February 1910  Thibodaux, Lafourche, LA; m: Abt. 1939 [Adam/Evaline Boudreaux]; d: 8 August 1975  Thibodaux, Lafourche, LA

                          9           Joseph Lehon Pitre  b: 20 June 1915  Lafourche, LA; d: 15 April 2000  Marrero, Jefferson, LA

                                          +Orine Guillot  b: 23 August 1916  Thibodaux, Lafourche, LA; m: Abt. 1938 [Edovic/Lucia Aucoin]; d: 28 March 1982  Marrero, Jefferson, LA

                          9           Odile Pitre  b: 2 June 1918  Lafourche, LA; d: 2 April 1948  Houma, Terrebonne, LA

                                          + Evers Joseph Benoit  b: 2 October 1918; m: Bef. 1940 [Maximillien Jacques/Rebecca Lecompte]; d: 31 October 2007  Houma, Terrebonne, LA

                          9           Morris 'Maurice' Luke Pitre  b: 22 September 1920  Thibodaux, Lafourche, LA; d: 30 May 1990  Marrero, Jefferson, LA

                                           +Evelina Borne  b: Abt. 1929; m: Abt. 1947 [Albert/Lovinia Thibodeaux]; d: 19 February 2017  New Orleans, LA

                          9           Raoul Pitre  b: 26 December 1921  Thibodaux, Lafourche, LA; d: 7 October 2006  Thibodaux, Lafourche, LA

                                           + Edna Welch  b: 23 May 1930  Hackberry, Cameron, LA; m: unknown [Amos/Oreah Gauthreaux]; d: 23 March 2007  Thibodaux, Lafourche, LA

                          9           Murville Joseph Pitre  b: 1 January 1927  Assumption, Lafourche, LA; d: 24 June 2009  Chackbay, Lafourche, LA

                                           + Florence Theresa Barrilleaux  b: 7 May 1929  Schriever, Terrebonne, LA; m: Abt. 1950 [Marcilien/Corrine Antoinette Poche]; d: 21 October 1986  Thibodaux, Lafourche, LA

                                         *2nd Wife of Murville Pitre:

                                           + Clodine Josephine Toups (Templet)  b: 10 August 1915  Galliano, Lafourche, LA; m: unknown [Lovincy/Camilla Gisclair]; d: 27 February 2005  Chackbay, Lafourche, LA

                          9           Leander Robert Pitre  b: 22 August 1929  Thibodaux, Lafourche, LA; d: 15 October 2010  Thibodaux, Lafourche, LA

                                           + Mary Eve Landry  b: 4 November 1934  Thibodaux, Lafourche, LA; m: unknown [Orestile/Eva ---]; d: 4 February 2016  Thibodaux, Lafourche, LA

 

                 

Notes for Leandre Edgard Pitre:

Census

- 1910 Lafourche, Louisiana:  Edgar Pirtr 34 (farm laborer), wife of 3 years Rita 23, Edgar Jr. 2, Mabel 5 months.       

- 1920 Lafourche, LA:  Edgarde Pitre 43 (farm laborer), wife Rita 33, Edgar 12, Mabel 10, John 9, Lucille 7, Marie 5, Joe 4, Odile 1 1/2.

- 1930 Lafourche, LA:  Edgar Pitre 53, wife Rita 43, Edgar Jr. 22, Johnny 19, Lucille 18, Marie 16, Joseph 14, Odile 12, Morris 9, Raoul 8, Merville 3 years 2 months, Leander 8 months.

 

- 1940 rural Thibodaux, Lafourche, LA:  Edgard Pitre 64 ('upkeep'), wife Rita 53, Edgard A. 32 laborer/farm, Maurice 19 laborer/farm, Raoul 18 new worker/farm, Mervil 13, Leander 11.  [Greenwood Plantation]

- 1950 Thibodaux, Lafourche, LA:  Widow Rita G. Pitre 63, Edgar A. 43 maintenance dept./city dept.

WWI registration records:  Edgar Leander Pitre; Lafourche, LA; born 30 May 1876; Rita Gros Pitre; tall height, slender build; grey eyes & blonde hair.

Obituary:  Times Picayune (New Orleans, LA), 19 July 1947 - At St. Joseph hospital, Thibodaux, La., on Friday, July 18, 1947, at 2:30 o'clock a.m., Edgar Pitre Sr., beloved husband of Rita Gros and father of Edgar Jr., John, Joseph, Maurice, Raoul, Merviller and Lender Pitre; also Mrs. Harry Bonvillion and Mrs. Frank Hoffman, Mrs. O'Neil Andras and Mrs. Eves Benoit; aged 71 years; also survived by 29 grandchildren.  Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the funeral, which will take place from the late residence, 1017 Henderson street, Thibodaux, La., on Saturday, July 19, 1947, at 4 o'clock p.m.  Services at St. Joseph Catholic church, Thibodaux, La.  Interment in St. Joseph Catholic cemetery.  Falgout Funeral Home, Raceland, La., in charge.

 

Tombstone Inscription:  St. Joseph Cemetery, Thibodaux, LA:  In memory of / our father / Edgar L. Pitre Sr. / May 30, 1876 - July 18, 1947  //  Mrs. / Edgar L. Pitre / born Mar. 1, 1887 / died Feb. 12, 1954 / age 87

 

Notes for Marie Rita Lily Gros:

Obituary:  Times Picayune (New Orleans, LA), 13 February 1954 - At New Orleans, La., on Friday, February 12, 1954, at 5:40 o'clock p.m., Rita Gros, beloved wife of the late Edgar L. Pitre, mother of Edgar A., Johnny, Joe, Morris, Raoul, Marvill and Leonda Pitre and Mrs. Harry Bonvillain, Mrs. Frank Hoffman, Mrs. O'Neil Andras and the late Odille Pitre, aged 66 years; also survived by 33 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; a native and a resident of Thibodaux, La.  Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the funeral, which will take place from the Landry funeral home, Thibodaux, La., on Saturday, February 13, 1954, at 4:30 o'clock p.m.  Services at St. Joseph Catholic church, Thibodaux, La.  Interment in St. Joseph Catholic cemetery, Thibodaux, La.  Falgout Funeral Homes, Inc., Raceland, La., in charge.

 

Obituaries for the children:

Edgar Pitre:  Times Picayune (New Orleans, LA), 29 November 1974:  Edgar A. (So) Pitre, on Wednesday, November 27, 1974, at 4:30 o'clock p.m.; husband of Corrine Guillot Pitre, father of Edward Pitre, stepfather of Mrs. Lawrence Allemand, Earl, Leroy and Alton Blanchard, Mrs. William Besson; brother of John, Joseph, Morris, Raoul, Merville and Leander Pitre, Mrs. Harry Bonvillain, Mrs. O'Neal Andras and the late Mrs. Frank Hoffman and Eves Benoit; also survived by 22 grandchildren; age 66 years.  Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the funeral.  Services from Landry Funeral Home, Thibodaux, Louisiana on Saturday, November 30, 1974 at 10:00 a.m., followed by religious services at St. Genevieve Catholic Church at 10:30 a.m.  Interment in St. Joseph Cemetery.  Visitation on Friday from 3:00 o'clock p.m. until 11:00 p.m. and on Saturday 8:00 a.m. until funeral time.

Tombstone Inscription, St. Joseph's Cemetery, Thibodaux, LA:  Edgar A. Pitre Sr. / PFC US Army / Dec. 24, 1907 - Nov. 27, 1974 // Corinne G. Pitre / born Nov. 14, 1909 / died Dec. 15, 1979 / R.I.P.

 

Mable Pitre:  Houma Courier (LA), June 1988:  Mable Pitre Bonvillian, 79, native of Assumption Parish, resident of Thibodaux, died at 7:10 am Wednesday (June 22, 1988).  Visitation at Landry Funeral Home of Thibodaux.  Services - Mass of Christian burial at 10 am Friday at St. Joseph Co-Cathedral in Thibodaux.  Burial in St. Philomena Cemetery in Labadieville.  Survived by son, Harry Francis Bonvillian; daughters, Mrs. Artney (Rita) Morvant and Mrs. Murry (Elizabeth) Perez; brothers, Joe, Maurice, Raoul, Merville and Leander Pitre; sister, Marie P. Andras; 7 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren.  Preceded by husband, Harry A. Bonvillian; parents, Edgar and Rita Gros Pitre; brothers, sisters, Lucille P. Hoffman and Odile Benoit.

 

John Eugene Pitre:  Times Picayune (New Orleans, LA), 9 February 1981:  John Eugene Pitre, of Covington, La., on Sunday, February 8, 1981 at 5:45 a.m., beloved husband of the late Norma Duet; father of John, Norris, James, Howard and Rickey Pitre, Mrs. Deloris Hill, Mrs. Jane Constanze, Mrs. Mary Ann Chisesi, Mrs. Rita Scheffman, Mrs. Barbara Neidhardt, Ms. Charlene Pitre, and the late Kermit and Gary Pitre, brother of Morris, Leondis, Mervin, Joseph, Roux Roux, Mrs. Mable Bondillion, Mrs. Marie Andras and the late Mrs. Lucille Hoffman and Mrs. Odille Beniot; also survived by 38 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.  Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the funeral.  From Westside Funeral Home, 5101 Westbank Expressway, Marrero, on Tuesday, February 10, 1981, at 1:30 p.m., followed by Mass of Christian Burial at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.  Interment in Our Lady of Prompt Succor Cemetery, Westwego, La.  Visitation on Monday, February 9, 1981 after 6:00 p.m.

 

Lucille Pitre:  Times Picayune (New Orleans, LA), 12 March 1972:  Lucille Pitre Hoffman, on Friday, March 10, 1972, at 6:50 o'clock p.m., wife of the late Frank Hoffman; mother of Mrs. Ned (Sally) Poche Jr., Mrs. George (Anna) Melancon; stepmother of Mrs. Thelma Arceneaux, Theresa Mire, Mrs. Alfred Oncale, Mrs. Joseph Rsses, Clive and Fedral Hoffman and the late Mary Ann and Francis Hoffman; age 60 years.  Relatives and friends of the family, also officers and members of the St. Genevieve Ladies Altar Society are invited to attend the funeral.  Services from Landry's Funeral Home, Thibodaux, La., on Monday, March 13, 1972, at 2:30 o'clock p.m., followed by religious services at St. Genevieve Catholic Church at 3 p.m.  Interment in St. Joseph Cemetery.  Recitation of Rosary on Sunday at 4 p.m., by St. Genevieve Altar Society.  Visitation on Sunday at 9:30 a.m. until 11 p.m. Monday, 8 a.m. until funeral time.  Arrangements by Landry's Funeral Home.

 

Marie Pitre:  Lafourche Daily Comet (LA), Tuesday, 30 March 2010:  Marie Pitre Andras, 96, a native of Lafourche Parish and resident of Thibodaux, died Sunday, March 28, 2010.  Visitation will be from 8 a.m. to funeral time Wednesday at St. Joseph Co-Cathedral in Thibodaux.  Mass will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at the church, with burial in the church cemetery.  She is survived by two sons, Gerald and Ray Andras; one brother, Leander R. Pitre Sr.; seven grandchildren, David G. Andras, Dwain G. Andras, Donald G. Andras, Diane M. Andras, Stephanie Toups, Debbie Andras and Kevin M. Andras; six great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Pierre Oneil Andras; her parents, Edgar and Rita Gros Pitre; two sons, Peter Oneil Andras and Oneil Francis Andras; one grandson, Daryll G. Andras; six brothers, Edgar Jr., John, Joseph, Maurice, Raoul and Murville Pitre; and three sisters, Mable Bonvillian, Lucille Hoffman and Odile Benoit.  She was a parishioner of St. Joseph Catholic Church and a member of court No. 993 of the Catholic Daughters of America for over 50 years and a member of Carmelite Third Order.  Landry's Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

Joseph Lehon Pitre:  Times Picayune (New Orleans, LA), Tuesday, 18 April 2000:  Lehon J. Pitre of Marrero, LA on Saturday, April 15, 2000 at 8:20 PM.  Beloved husband of the late Orine Guillot Pitre.  Father of Mrs. Clarence (Laura) Naquin, Mrs. Richard (Sylvia) Doucet, Mrs. Cecil (Beverly) Bergeron, Mrs. John (Linda) Gregory, Mrs. Glen (Virgie) Davis, Brenda Pitre, and Leandre Pitre.  Brother of Mrs. O'Neil (Marie) Andras, Raoul Pitre, Merville Pitre, Leander Pitre and the late Mrs. Harry (Mabel) Bonvillian, Mrs. Frank (Lucille) Hoffman, Mrs. Evers (Odile) Benoit, Edgar Pitre, John Pitre, and Maurice Pitre.  Son of the late Edgar Pitre and Rita Gros Pitre.  Also survived by 12 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great-grandchild.  Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the Catholic Service from the chapel of Westside Funeral Home, Marrero, LA on Tuesday, April 18, 2000 at 2:00 PM.  Interment will be private.  Visitation at Westside Funeral home on Tuesday, April 18, 2000 from 9:00 AM until 2:00 PM.

 

Odile Pitre:  Tombstone Inscription, Magnolia Cemetery, Houma, LA:  Odile Pitre Benoit / June 2, 1918 - April 27, 1948 / Evers J. Benoit / Oct. 2, 1918 - Oct. 31, 2007

 

Morris 'Maurice' Luke Pitre:  Lafourche Daily Comet (LA):  Funeral will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Mothe Funeral Home in Harvey for Maurice Luke Pitre Sr., 69, a native of Thibodaux and resident of Marrero, who died at 5:25 p.m. Wednesday (30 May 1990).  Visitation will be from 6-11 p.m. today.  Burial will be in Westlawn Memorial Park.  He was the husband of Evelina Borne Pitre; father of Martin James Pitre; and brother of Marie Andras, Raoul, Merville and Leander Pitre.  He also is survived by one granddaughter.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Rita Gros and Edgar Pitre; son, Maurice L. Pitre Jr.; sister, Mabel Bonville, Lucille Hoffmann, Odile Benoit; and brothers, Edgar and John Pitre.  Mothe Funeral Home, Harvey, is in charge of arrangements.
 

Raoul Pitre:  Houma Courier (LA), Tuesday, 10 October 2006:  Raoul P. "Pete" Pitre Sr., 84, a native and resident of Thibodaux, died at 12:35 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, 2006.  Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Thibodaux Funeral Home and from 8 a.m. to funeral time Wednesday at Christ the Redeemer Catholic Church in Thibodaux.  Mass will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the church, with burial in St. Joseph Cemetery.  He is survived by four sons, Raoul "Chuck" Pitre Jr., Lawrence Pitre, Aubrey Pitre and Robert Pitre and wife, Linda L. Pitre; two daughters, Donna Pitre and Mary Pitre; two brothers, Leander Pitre and Marville Pitre; one sister, Marie P. Andras; and three granddaughters, Lacey Anne Pitre, Vanessa Lynn Pitre and Ashley Lynn Pitre.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Edgar Pitre and Rita Gros Pitre; four brothers, Edgar Pitre Jr., John Pitre, Joseph Pitre and Maurice Pitre; and three sisters, Odile Pitre, Lucille Pitre and Mable Pitre.  He was a U.S. World War II veteran, a member of the VFW and American Legion and a 3rd degree Knights of Columbus.  He was an usher at Christ the Redeemer Catholic Church.  Thibodaux Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Murville Joseph Pitre:  Lafourche Daily Comet (LA), Thursday, 25 June 2009:  Murville Joseph Pitre, 82, a native of Assumption Parish, La., and a resident of Chackbay, La., died Wednesday, June 24, at 8:20 a.m.  He is survived by his sons, Preston Pitre and Timothy Pitre; daughters, Maedain Roger, Regina Kliebert, Karen Sanchez and Cecile Chiasson; brother, Leander Pitre; sister, Marie Andras; eight grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his first wife, Florence Barrilleaux; second wife, Clodine Templet Pitre; parents, Edgard Pitre and Rita Gros Pitre; sons, Anthony Pitre and Phillip Pitre; daughter, Nona Pitre Hidalgo; brothers, Joe Pitre, John Pitre, Morris Pitre and Edgar Pitre; and sisters, Lucille Hofman, Odela Benoit and Mable Bonvillain.  Visitation will be 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Saturday, June 27, at Thibodaux Funeral Home with mass to follow at Our Lady of Prompt Succor Church in Chackbay.  Burial will be at the church cemetery.  Thibodaux Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

 

Leander Robert Pitre:  Lafourche Daily Comet (LA), Monday, 18 October 2010:  Leander Robert "Slim" Pitre Sr., 81, a native and resident of Thibodaux, died at 10:10 p.m., Friday, Oct. 15, 2010.  Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Thibodaux Funeral Home chapel and from 8 a.m. to funeral time Tuesday at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church in Thibodaux.  Mass will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the church with burial in the church cemetery.  He is survived by his wife, Mary Eve Landry; three sons, Leander Pitre Jr.; Ronald Pitre and wife, Donna, and James Pitre; six daughters, Vivian Arcement and husband, Jimmy; Rose Luquette and husband, Vaughn, Marjorie Clement and husband, Jimmy, Yvonne Pitre, Rita Beer and husband, Bryan, Nita Naquin and husband, Timothy; 16 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Edgard Pitre and Rita Gros Pitre; six brothers, Edgar, Joe, Raoul, John, Morris and Murville; and four sisters, Mabel, Odille, Lucille and Marie.  Thibodaux 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:  21 October 2022.