Leo Franklin Pitre

1908 Spragueville, New York 1983 Alexandria Bay, New York



Continuation of tree (12th child of Moise Pitre/Eveline 'Olivine' Labelle); all known surname descendants:

                  9           Leo Franklin Pitre  b: 4 November 1908  Keenes Farm, Spragueville, St. Lawrence, NY; d: 26 February 1983  Alexandria Bay, Jefferson, NY

                                      + Eva Ione Souva  b: 15 December 1909  Felts Mills, Jefferson, NY; m: 1 July 1929 [William/Julia Gaines] (divorced); d: 17 November 1994  Rutland, Jefferson, NY

                                10         Leo F. Pete  b: 2 June 1930  Carthage, Jefferson, NY; d: 11 June 2017  Independence, Clay, MO

                                                +Pauline Sapp  b: 8 October 1930  Athens, Van Zandt, TX; m: unknown [Ira/Ora Wallace]; d: 16 December 1991  Missouri

                                              *2nd Wife of Leo F. Pete:

                                                +Edna F. Nichols  b: 3 February 1936  Arkansas; m: 17 February 1996  Jackson, MO; d: Aft. June 2017

                                10         Ronald Lawrence Pete  b: 23 March 1936  Wilna, Jefferson, NY; d: 2 March 2000  Carthage, Jefferson, NY

                                                +Ann Marie Flint (Brasie)  b: 28 April 1943  Lyonsdale, Lewis, NY; m: 9 July 1988  Carthage, Jefferson, NY [Freeman/Julia Greene]; d: 23 October 1988  Carthage, Jefferson, NY

                                10         Patricia Ann Pete  b: 17 June 1941  Carthage, Jefferson, NY; d: 26 January 2020  Poulsbo, Kitsap, WA

                                                +Ernest E. Waite  b: Abt. 1937; m: Abt. 1962

                                              *2nd Husband of Patricia Ann Pete:

                                                +Sherwood Potter  b: 3 December 1929  Alexandria Bay, Jefferson, NY; m: 7 January 1972  Lowville, Lewis, NY [Handley/Eliza Caryl]; d: 22 April 2014


                                *2nd Wife of Leo Franklin Pitre:

                                      +Doris E. Davis  b: 26 August 1911  Ellisburg, Jefferson, NY; m: 12 April 1952  Clearwater, Pinellas, FL [Perl/Ada Alexander]; d: 19 May 2003  Carthage, Jefferson, NY



Notes for Leo Franklin Pitre:


- 1930 Wilna, Jefferson, NY:  Widower Moses Pitre 63, living with son Leo Pitre 21 & new wife Eva 19.


- 1940 Wilna, Jefferson, NY:  Leo Pets 31 [$1800 house value] truck driver/milk industry, wife Eva 30, Leo Jr. 9, Ronald 4.


Obituary:  Watertown Daily Times (NY), Monday, 28 February 1983:  Pete - At Alexandria Bay, Feb. 26, 1983 Leo F. Pete, 74, Philadelphia.  Funeral Tuesday, 2 p.m., Frederick Brothers Funeral Home, Theresa.  Burial in Sanford Corners Cemetery, Calcium.


Notes for Eva Ione Souva:

Obituary:  Watertown Daily Times (NY), Friday, 18 November 1994:  Carthage - Eva I. Pete, 84, formerly of 222 State St., died Thursday afternoon in the skilled nursing unit at Carthage Area Hospital, where she had been a resident since Jan. 7, 1993.  The funeral will be at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at St. James Church.  Burial will be in Black River Cemetery.  Calling hours were scheduled for 2to4 and 7to9p.m. today at the Bossuot-Lundy Funeral Home, where a wake service will be at 8 p.m. today.  Contributions may be made to the Carthage Area Rescue Squad.  Surviving are two sons, Leo F. Jr., Independence, Mo., and Ronald L., Carthage; a daughter, Mrs. Sherwood (Patricia A.) Potter, Lowville; 10 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; two brothers, Lloyd Souva, Watertown, and Norman Souva, Fulton; and three sisters, Edith Guyette and Erma Birchenough, both of Syracuse, and Mildred Riley, East Syracuse.  Two brothers, Clarence and Lyle Souva, and two sisters, Leda Knapp and Vera Smith, died before her.  Born Dec. 15, 1909, in Felts Mills, daughter of William and Julia Gaines Souva, she attended rural schools in Champion, Carthage and Copenhagen and also attended Carthage Augustinian Academy.  A marriage to Leo F. Pete on July 1, 1929, ended in divorce.  Mrs. Pete resided on the family farm in Sterlingville, now part of Fort Drum, for several years.  She moved to Alexandria Street in Carthage in the early 1940s.  She was employed at the former Braman Manufacturing Corp. before going to work at Durkee's Bakery.  She was then employed by the Champion Paper Mill, West Carthage, was a waitress in several restaurants, and retired from the housekeeping department of the former Greenbriar Nursing Home, now Hallmark Nursing Centre.


Notes for Doris E. Davis:

Obituary:  Watertown Daily Times (NY), Tuesday, 20 May 2003:  Philadelphia - Doris E. Pete, 91, Philadelphia Courts, died Monday morning at Hallmark Nursing Centre, Carthage, where she had resided since April 25.  Mrs. Pete had done domestic work at several homes in Syracuse and later owned Sam's Grill in Theresa with her husband.  Born Aug. 26, 1911, in Ellisburg, daughter of Perl and Ada Alexander Davis, she attended local schools.  She married Moses Pete on Oct. 17, 1933, at the Methodist Episcopal Church parsonage in Clayton with the Rev. William O. Thomas officiating.  Mr. Pete died July 16, 1946.  She married Leo Pete Sr. in April 1952 at Clearwater, Fla.  The couple moved to Theresa in 1967 and purchased Sam's Grill on Commercial Street.  They operated the grill until May 1976 and moved to Philadelphia in July 1978.  Mr. Pete died Feb. 26, 1983.  Mrs. Pete was a member of the senior citizens groups of Gouverneur and Philadelphia.  Surviving are a stepdaughter and her husband, Patricia and Sherwood Potter, Lowville; a stepson, Leo Pete Jr., Independence, Mo.; a brother, Robert L. Davis, Port Charlotte, Fla.; a sister, Bessie Scofield, Hammond, 10 step grandchildren and 21 step great-grandchildren.  A stepson, Ronald Pete, died before her.  The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Frederick Bros. Funeral Home, Theresa, with the Rev. Jane E. Wagner of the United Methodist Church of Philadelphia officiating.  Burial will be in Sanford's Corners Cemetery, Calcium.  Calling hours will be 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.  Donations may be made to the Philadelphia Rescue Squad.


Obituaries for the children:

Leo F. Pete:  The Examiner (Independence-Blue Springs-Grain Valley, MO), Tuesday, 13 June 2017:  Leo F. Pete Jr., 87, of Independence, Mo., passed away Sunday, June 11, 2017.  Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Thursday, June 15, at St. Mark's Catholic Church, Independence, MO; with burial to follow in Mt. Olivet Cemetery.  A rosary will be recited at 6 p.m. Wednesday, followed by family visitation until 8 p.m., at the Carson-Speaks Chapel, Independence, MO.  Leo was born on June 2, 1930, in Carthage, N.Y.  He was a member of St. Mark's Catholic Church of Independence, Mo.  He proudly served in the United States Air Force during the Korean Conflict, with a lifelong career in Government service, retiring from the US Dept. of Agriculture.  He is survived by his wife, Edna, of the home; children, Mike Pete (Linda) of Media, Pa., Brenda Buhrmester (Rex) of Norborne, Mo., Karen Pete of Shawnee, Kan., and David (Kristi) Nichols of Independence, Mo.; a sister, Patricia Potter of Lowville, N.Y.; 6 grandchildren, Nathan Buhrmester, Luke Buhrmester, Mark Buhrmester, Brandi Pete, April Pete and Leslie Pete; and 6 great-grandchildren, Jacob Buhrmester, Angelo Barone, Natalia Caridi, Liviana Caridi, Emma Prew and Austin Prew.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to St. Mark's Catholic Church or Eastgate Christian Church of Independence, Mo., in remembrance of Leo.


Ronald Lawrence Pitre:  Watertown Daily Times (NY), Friday, 3 March 2000:  Carthage - The funeral for Ronald L. Pete, 63, of 120 N. Mechanic St., will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. James Church with the Rev. Kris Lauzon, parochial vicar, officiating.  Burial will be in Black River Cemetery.  Mr. Pete died Thursday morning in the emergency room at Carthage Area Hospital, where he was taken after being stricken at home.  Calling hours will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today at Bossuot-Lundy Funeral Home, with a Christian wake service at 7:30 p.m.  Mr. Pete was a security guard at the former Crown Zellerbach Co., the former Black Clawson Corp., Watertown, and retired from the former Carthage Machine Corp.  After retiring, he worked as a security guard during the holiday season at Ames department store.  Born March 23, 1936, in Sterlingville, a son of Leo F. and Eva Souva Pete, he was a 1955 graduate of Augustinian Academy.  He married Ann Marie Flint Brasie on July 9, 1988, at their home in Carthage with the town of Champion Justice James Church officiating.  Mrs. Pete died Oct. 23, 1998.  Mr. Pete was an avid sports fan and tried out for the St. Louis Cardinals baseball team after high school.  Surviving are two sons, Ronald L. Jr., Greensboro, N.C., and Larry, Carthage; a daughter, Tina Martinkovitch, Evans Mills; three step-sons, Paul S. Brasie, Phenix City, Ala., Alan Brasie, Lowville, and Timothy Brasie, Castorland; two stepdaughters, Penny Hanson, Carthage, and Paula Sobeck, Milford; a brother, Leo F. Jr., Kansas City, Mo.; a sister, Patricia Potter, Lowville; and 17 grandchildren.  A daughter, Lori Pete, died in infancy.


Patricia Ann Pete:  Watertown Daily Times (NY), Wednesday, 29 January 2020:  Patricia ('Pat') Ann Potter, 78, of Jefferson Street, died Sunday morning, January 26, 2020 at Martha and Mary Health Services in Poulsbo, WA.  A funeral Mass will be said at Noon on Friday January 31st at St. Peter's Catholic Church, Lowville with Rev. Jay Seymour, Pastor, officiating.  Burial will immediately follow in Black River Cemetery.  Calling hours will be from 5-7pm on Thursday, January 30th at Iseneker Funeral Home in Lowville, NY.  There will be a reception and dance at the VFW, 7744 W State St, Lowville, NY from 6-9PM on Friday January 31st with a live band starting at 7pm.  All are welcome.  She is survived by her children and their spouses, Timothy Waite and his husband, Jhumar Ray of Makakilo, HI; Jeffrey Waite and his wife, Jocelyn of Bainbridge Island, WA; Scott Waite and his wife, Lanette of Clifton, VA; Troy Potter of Canberra, Australia; step-children and their spouses, Jacqueline Boomer of Owego, NY; Cheryl Fuller and her husband, Landis of Evans Mills, NY; Kevin Potter and his wife, Kim of McDade, TX; a step-daughter-in-law, Anne Potter of Longmont, CO; eight grandchildren, ten step-grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.  Mrs. Potter was predeceased by her two brothers, Leo Pete, Jr. and Ronald Pete; and a step-son, James Potter.  Pat was born on June 17, 1941 in Carthage, NY, a daughter of the late Leo Pete and Eva Souva.  She graduated from Carthage Augustinian Academy in 1958.  On January 7, 1972, she married Sherwood J. "Sherb" Potter at Lowville United Methodist Church, with Rev. Nay officiating.  Mr. Potter passed away on April 22, 2014.  Pat dedicated her life to the care and love of children.  She provided child care services within her home for over 40 years assisting hundreds of families in providing love and care for their children while they were working.  She was well known in Lowville for her dedicated child care services and was highly sought after.  She loved children and the children she looked after loved her with many keeping in contact long after they left her care.  Further demonstrating her dedication to young people, Pat also worked in Cub Scout and Boy Scout Programs for over 50 years in various roles including Secretary, Awards Coordinator, and Den Mother.  She enjoyed spending time with family, dancing, gardening, cooking attending local high school sporting events, and hosting monthly card parties with close friends.  Contributions may be made to St. Peter's Catholic Church, Lowville, NY.



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