Peter Pitre

1863 Tignish, PEI – 1949 Gardner, Massachusetts



Continuation of tree (4th child of Pierre Pitre/Marie Richard); all known surname descendants:

              8        Peter Pitre  b: 10 June 1863  St. Simon & St. Jude, Tignish, PEI; d: 6 May 1949  Gardner, Worcester, MA

                                +Marie Agnes Pitre  b: Abt. 5 March 1867  Tignish, PEI; m: 5 March 1889  Immaculate Conception, Palmer Road, PEI [Pierre/Agnes Bernard]; d: 11 April 1947  Gardner, Worcester, MA

                         9          Joseph Hercule 'Arthur' Pitre  b: 11 August 1890  Immaculate Conception, Palmer Road, PEI; d: March 1975  Gardner, Worcester, MA

                                       + Anna Belliveau  b: Abt. 1892  Shediac, Westmoreland, NB; m: Abt. 1921  Gardner, Worcester, MA [David/---]; d: 30 December 1939  Gardner, Worcester, MA

                                     *2nd Wife of Joseph Hercule 'Arthur' Pitre:

                                       + Mary Ann ---  b: Abt. 1885  Canada; m: Bet. 1940-1950

                         9          Maxime A. Pitre  b: 28 October 1895  New Bedford, Bristol, MA; d: September 1969  Inglewood, Los Angeles, CA  

                                       + Marie Marguerite Cormier  b: 30 January 1903  St. Mary's, Mt. Carmel, Kent, NB; m: unknown [Gilbert/Exelda Bastarache]; d: 1 November 2003  Moncton, Westmorland, NB

                         9          Cecilia Agnes Pitre  b: 26 October 1898  New Bedford, Bristol, MA; d: 25 February 1988  Gardner, Worcester, MA

                                       + George Gagne  b: Abt. 1894  Vermont; m: 16 February 1920  Gardner, Worcester, MA; d: Aft. 1930  



Notes for Peter Pitre:


- 1891 PEI, Lot 2C2:  Peter M. Peters 46 (farmer & carpenter), wife Agness 45, Patrick 22 (lumberman), Adeline 20, Madeleine 19, Joseph 16, Katie 13, Johnny 8, Maxime 5, Manuel 4, Maggie 3, Mary V. 7 months; son-in-law Peter Peters 28 (common laborer), wife Mary 25, John 8 months.

- 1900 Gardner, Worcester, Massachusetts:  Pierre Pierre 34 (carpenter), wife of 13 years Marie 33, Arthur 10, Maxime 4, Cecilia 1.

- 1910 Gardner, Worcester, Massachusetts:  Pierre Peters 48 (house carpenter), wife of 23 years Marie 44 (3 of 8 children still living), Arthur J. 20, Maxim A. 14, Cecelia A. 11.

- 1920 Gardner, Worcester, MA:  Pite Pierre 57 (carpenter), wife Mary 54, Arthur J. 28 (carpenter), Maxime 24 (painting), Sicelia 21 (stitching).

- 1930 Gardner, Worcester, MA:  Pierre Pitre 66 (carpenter), wife Marie P. 63, Maxime 33 (chair maker)

Obituary:  Fitchburg Sentinel, Saturday, 7 May 1949: Gardner: Pierre Pitre, 83, of 3 Coleman street, died at his home last night after a long illness.  He was born in Prince Edward Island, June 10, 1863, and had resided here about a half century.  He was a carpenter previous to his retirement 10 years ago.  He was a member of the Gardner local Carpenter’s union and the Sacred Heart league.  Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. George Gagne; two sons, Arthur and Maxime; seven grandchildren and 11 great-grand-children all of this city.  The funeral will be Monday at 8 a.m. in Holy Rosary church with burial in Notre Dame cemetery.  Calling hours at the Bourgeois funeral home will be today and tomorrow from 2 to 5 and 7 to 10 o’clock.

Notes for Marie Agnes Pitre:

Obituary:  Fitchburg Sentinel, Saturday, 12 April 1947: Gardner: Mrs. Mary Pitre, 81, wife of Pierre Pitre, of 3 Coleman street, who died in the Henry Heywood Memorial hospital yesterday afternoon will be held from the Bourgeois Funeral Home at 110 Nichols street Monday morning.  A requiem high mass will be celebrated in the Holy Rosary church at 9.  Visiting hours at the funeral home will be from 2 to 5 and from 7 to 10 today and tomorrow.  Burial will be in Notre Dame cemetery.  Mrs. Pitre was born in Prince Edward island, the daughter of Pierre and Agnes Pitre and had lived in this city for nearly 50 years.  She was a past president of the St. Anne Sodality of the Holy Rosary church and a member of the Women’s auxiliary of Ovila Case post, VFW.  Survivors are her husband, two sons, Maxime and Arthur, a daughter, Mrs. Cecile Gagne, all of Gardner, seven grandchildren, a sister, Mrs. Dominic Bernard of this city and a brother, Maxime, in Prince Edward island.


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