Malvin Thomas Pitre

1919 Lafourche Crossing, Louisiana 1998 Raceland, LA

 

 

Continuation of tree (4th child of Gaston Noe Pitre/Alice Amelie Aupied); all known surname descendants:

                 9           Malvin Thomas Pitre  b: 21 December 1919  Lafourche Crossing, Lafourche, LA; d: 12 October 1998  Raceland, Lafourche, LA

                                   + Clara Babin  b: 12 September 1919  Lafourche, LA; m: 16 October 1938  Lafourche, LA [Martial/Evelina Fauchaux]; d: 6 August 2009  Raceland, Lafourche, LA 

                       10                Malvin Thomas Pitre  b: 5 October 1953  Raceland, Lafourche, LA; d: 12 January 1999  Raceland, Lafourche, LA

 

 

Notes for Malvin Thomas Pitre:

Census

- 1940 Raceland, Lafourche, Louisiana:  Malvin Pitre 20 truck driver/ice co., wife Clara 20, brother-in-law Marshall Babin 18 laborer/pressing shop.  [Hwy. 90]

- 1950 Raceland, Lafourche, LA:  Malvin T. Pitre 30 ice peddler/ice company, wife Clara B. 30, nephews-in-law Abel L. Bourgeois 10 & Roger R. Bourgeois 6.

ObituaryLafourche Daily Comet (LA), 14 October 1998:  A Mass of Christian burial was celebrated at 10 a.m. today at St. Mary Nativity Catholic Church in Raceland for Malvin Thomas Pitre, 78, a native of Lafourche Crossing and resident of Raceland, who died at 10:15 a.m. Oct. 12, 1998.  Burial was at the church cemetery.  He was the husband of Clara Babin Pitre; father of Malvin T. Pitre Jr.; foster father of Roger and Abel Bourgeois; brother of Ethel Foret and Rena LeBlanc; and grandfather of Brandon Thomas Pitre and Rocky Chauvin.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Gaston and Alice Aupied Pitre; brothers, Nolan and Dewey Pitre and sister, Viola Pertuit.  He was a parishioner of St. Mary Nativity Catholic Church, a U.S. Army World War II veteran, member of Woodmen of the World, the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars.  Falgout Funeral Homes, Inc. of Raceland. 

 

Tombstone Inscriptions, St. Mary's Cemetery, Raceland, LA:  Malvin T. Pitre / Tec 5 US Army / World War II / Dec. 21, 1919 - Oct. 12, 1998  //  Clara Babin Pitre / Sept. 12, 1919 - Aug. 6, 2009

 

Notes for Clara Babin:

Obituary:  Friday, 7 August 2009:  Clara B. Pitre, 89, a native of Lafourche Parish, La., and a life-long resident
of Raceland, La., died Thursday, Aug. 6.  She is survived by one grandchild, Brandon Pitre; one step-grandchild, Emery Chauvin III; two nephews, Roger Bourgeois and wife Carolyn of Houma, La., and Abel Bourgeois and wife Kathleen of Denham Springs, La.; one brother, Martial Babin Jr.; and one sister, Solidelle Babin Haydel.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Malvin Pitre Sr.; one son, Malvin Pitre Jr.; parents, Martial Babin Sr. and Evelina Faucheaux Babin; and one sister, Leonie Babin Bourgeois.  Clara was born Sept. 12, 1919 in the St. Charles Community.  She graduated from St. Charles High School where she excelled in basketball and academic achievement.  She married Malvin Pitre Sr. Oct. 16, 1938 just prior to World War II.  They were young entrepreneurs, always being self-employed.  Clara drove a large ice truck and kept the ice route going while Malvin was away in the Army serving his country.  Later when "Ice Boxes" were replaced by refrigerators, they teamed up to run several successful milk distribution routes for Acadia Dairy.  Clara kept the books while Malvin, Roger and Abel made the deliveries.  Malvin and Clara enjoyed hard work and taught many others the "virtues of work" by
employing several young men during the operation of their ice and milk business.  Clara loved sewing, cooking and visiting with family.  She will be greatly missed by family and friends.  A special thanks to caregiver Cynthia Johnson for years of loving care.  In lieu of flowers, a donation to your favorite charity is requested.  Visitation will be 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 8, at St. Mary Nativity Church in Raceland with mass to follow.  Burial will be at the church cemetery.  Falgout Funeral Home in Raceland is in charge of the arrangements.
 

Obituary for the son:

Malvin Thomas Pitre:  Lafourche Daily Comet (LA): A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary Catholic Church in Raceland for Malvin Thomas Pitre Jr., 45, a native and resident of Raceland, who died at 4 a.m. Jan. 12, 1999.  Visitation will be 5 to 9 p.m. Friday at Falgout Funeral Home and 8 a.m. until funeral time at the church.  Burial will be at the church cemetery.  He was the son of Clara Babin Pitre; father of Brandon Thomas Pitre and Rocky Chauvin; foster brother of Roger and Abel Bourgeois; and special friend of Christine Hebert.  He was preceded in death by his father, Malvin Thomas Pitre Sr.  He was a parishioner of St. Mary Catholic Church.  Falgout Funeral Home of Raceland is in charge of arrangements.

Tombstone Inscriptions, St. Mary's Cemetery, Raceland:  Malvin T. Pitre, Jr. / born Oct. 5, 1953 - died Jan. 12, 1999
 

 

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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:  12 June 2022.