Lester Michael Pitre

1922 Cut Off, Louisiana 1975 New Orleans, Louisiana



Continuation of tree (7th child of David Chabert Pitre/2nd Wife Evelide Bernadette Bruce); all known surname descendants:

                9           Lester Michael Pitre  b: 8 May 1922  Cut Off, Lafourche, LA; d: 20 January 1975  New Orleans, LA

                                    +Earline May Bourgeois  b: 30 September 1925  Cut Off, Lafourche, LA; m: 17 January 1946  Cut Off, Lafourche, LA [Leon Edward/Martha Valentine Pitre]; d: 11 June 2006  Thibodaux, Lafourche, LA

                              10       Gwendolyn Anne Pitre  b: 29 October 1946  Golden Meadow, Lafourche, LA; d: 7 March 2017  Thibodaux, Lafourche, LA

                                             +Roland Cheramie

                              10       Lester Michael Pitre  b: 29 December 1947  Cut Off, Lafourche, LA; d: 8 October 1978  Cut Off, Lafourche, LA

                                            +Virginia Herrick

                              10       Sandra Pitre

                                              +--- Stahler



Notes for Lester Michael Pitre:


- 1940 Cut Off, Lafourche, LA:  David Pitre 60 fisherman/own shrimp boat [$500 house value], wife Evelia 47, Wilson 23 fisherman/shrimps, Louland 19 fisherman/shrimps, Lester 18, Vesta 16, son-in-law Joseph L. Green 36 farmer/dredging lands, wife Euna 20.


- 1950 Lafourche, LA:  Lester M. Pitre 27 plumbing/plumbing industry, wife Earline M. 24, Gwendolyn A. 3, Lester M. Jr. 2.


WWII Records:  Lester Micheal Pitre, res. Cut Off, LA; b. 8 May 1922 Cut Off, LA; contact Mrs. David C. Pitre (Cut Off, LA); 6', 173 lbs., blue eyes & brown hair, light complexion, scar back of left ear; 30 Jun 1942 Thibodaux, LA; signed Lester Micheal Pitre.


Obituary:  Times Picayune (New Orleans, LA), 22 January 1975:  Lester M. Pitre Sr., at New Orleans, La., on Monday, January 20, 1975 at 6 o'clock p.m.  Beloved husband of Earline Bourgeois Pitre. Father of Lester Pitre Jr., Mrs. Gwendolyn Cheramie, and Mrs. Sandra Stahler.  Brother of Wilson, Nero and Loulan Pitre, Mrs. Camellia Terrebonne;, Mrs. Euna Green and Mrs. Vesta Suer.  Also survived by 5 grandchildren.  Age 52 years.  A native and resident of Cutoff, La.  Relatives and friends of the family, also members of VFW Post 8538, are invited to attend the funeral.  Services from Falgout Funeral Home Inc., Galliano, La., on Wednesday, January 22, 1975 at 1:30 p.m.  Religious services at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Cutoff, La., at 2 o'clock p.m.  Interment in Sacred Heart Mausoleum.  Please omit flowers.  Donations to Heart Fund preferred.  Falgout Funeral Home in charge.


Tombstone Inscription, Sacred Heart Cemetery, Cut Off, LA:  (photo of the couple) / Lester M. Pitre / SC2 US Coast Guard / May 8, 1922 - Jan 20, 1975 / In memory of / Earline B. Pitre / Sept. 30, 1925 - June 11, 2006


Notes for Earline May Bourgeois:

Obituary:  13 June 2006:  Earline Bourgeois Pitre, 80, a native of Cut Off and resident of Thibodaux, died at 10:22 p.m. Sunday, June 11, 2006.  Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. to funeral time Wednesday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Cut Off.  Mass will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the church, with burial in the church cemetery.  She is survived by two daughters, Gwen Pitre Cheramie and Sandra Pitre; one brother, Leon Bourgeois Jr.; one sister, Doris Kiffe; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Lester Michael Pitre Sr.; her parents, Leon Bourgeois Sr. and Martha Pitre Bourgeois; one son, Lester Michael Pitre Jr.; and one sister, Lillian B. Brunet.  She was a member of the VFW Auxiliary, Lafourche Heritage Society, South Lafourche Genealogy Club, Sacred Heart Ladies Altar Society, a Scouting volunteer and a member of the Larose Cut Off Band Booster and PTA.  She was a parishioner of Sacred Heart Catholic Church.


Obituaries for the children:

Lester Michael Pitre:  Tombstone Inscription, Sacred Heart Cemetery, Cut Off, LA:  Lester Michael Pitre Jr. / SP5 US Army / Vietnam / Dec 29, 1947 - Oct 8, 1978


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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:  11 October 2022.