Simon Pitre

1873 Rustico, PEI 1945 Orono, Maine



Continuation of tree (11th child of Joseph Pitre/Pelagie Arseneau); all known surname descendants:

                8        Simon Pitre  b: 19 August 1873  St. Augustine, Rustico, PEI; d: 17 April 1945  Orono, Penobscot, ME

                                 +Margaret LeBreton  b: 8 April 1885  Chatham, Northumberland, NB; m: 17 February 1903  St. Michael, Chatham, Northumberland, NB [Charles/Basilise Landry]; d: 1 March 1949  Orono, Penobscot, ME

                           9         Joseph Charles Peters  b: 27 December 1904  Chatham, Northumberland, NB; d: 27 July 1905  Chatham, Northumberland, NB

                           9         Pelagie Peters  b: Abt. 1905  Orono, Penobscot, ME; d: Aft. 1910

                           9         Melvina Peters  b: 23 August 1906  Orono, Penobscot, ME; d: 5 July 1910  Orono, Penobscot, ME

                           9         Clara K. Peters  b: 7 April 1909  Orono, Penobscot, ME; d: 22 May 1909  Orono, Penobscot, ME

                           9         Wilfred J. Peters  b: 28 June 1910  Orono, Penobscot, ME; d: Abt. 16 December 1935  Orono, Penobscot, ME

                           9         Mary Margueritte 'Rita' Peters  b: 17 August 1911  Orono, Penobscot, ME; d: 2 February 1977  Orono, Penobscot, ME

                                        +Victor Harry Eskenas  b: 1 January 1910  Istanbul, Turkey; m: 27 February 1933  Portsmouth, Rockingham, NH [Leon/Rebecca Yonias] (divorced); d: 7 June 1981  Danvers, Essex, MA

                                      *2nd Husband of Mary Margueritte Peters:

                                        +Frank L. Duguay  b: 8 May 1907  Orono, Penobscot, ME; m: Aft. June 1942 [Levi/Mary Boudreau]; d: 10 August 1997  New Hampton, Belknap, NH

                           9         Mary 'Bernice' Peters  b: 11 January 1913  Orono, Penobscot, ME; d: 30 October 1984  Bangor, Penobscot, ME

                                        +Leo H. Cote  b: 28 April 1907  Old Town, Penobscot, ME; m: 25 September 1934  Orono, Penobscot, ME [Charles/Almeda Bossy]; d: 4 May 1970  Cardville, Greenbush, Penobscot, ME



Notes for Simon Pitre:


- 1910 Orono, Penobscot, Maine:  Simon Peters 28 (laborer), wife of 7 years Marguerite 27 (2 of 4 children still living), Pelagie 6, Malvina 3.


- 1920 Orono, Penobscot, ME:  Simon J. Peters 47, wife Margaret M. 36, Wilfred J. 9, Rita E. 8, Bernice 6; in-laws Bessie M. Shaw 64 & husband John Shaw 56.


- 1930 Orono, Penobscot, ME:  Simon Peters 50, wife Margaret 40, Wilfred 19, Rita 18, Bernice 17.


- 1940 Orono, Penobscot, ME:  Simon Peters 58, wife Margarette 56, daughter Rita L. Eskenas 28 (divorced) new worker, Hope R. 6  [3 Water Street]


Alien Registration, 27 June 1940, Orono, ME:  Simon Peters, res. 3 1/2 Mill, Orono; in US/ME 35 years; b. 19 Feb 1872 PEI; mar w/3 children; relief worker


Obituary:  The Bangor Daily News (Bangor, ME), Wednesday, 18 April 1945:  Simon Peters.  Orono, April 17 - Simon Peters, 63, died April 17 after a brief illness.  He was born in Rustico, P.E.I., son of Joseph and Bernice Arsenault Peters.  For the past 35 years he had lived in Orono.  Besides his wife, Margaret LeBreton Peters, he is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Frank Duguay of Orono and Mrs. Leo Cote of Old Town; a brother, Henry of Westbrook; a sister, Mrs. Charles LeBreton of Anson, and 12 grandchildren.  He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic church, where funeral services will be held Friday morning at 9 o'clock.


Notes for Margaret LeBreton:

Alien Registration, 3 July 1940, Orono, ME:  Mrs. Margaret Peters, 3 Water, Orono; in US/ME 35 years; b. 8 April 1885 Chatham NB; mar w/3 children

Obituary:  The Bangor Daily News (Bangor, ME), Wednesday, 2 March 1949:  Mrs. Margaret V. Peters - Orono, March 1 - Mrs. Margaret V. Peters, 55, wife of the late Simon Peters, died while at work in the Commons building at the University of Maine early this morning.  Born in New Brunswick, she moved to Orono about 40 years ago.  Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Frank L. Duguay of Orono and Mrs. Bernice Cote of Old Town; a brother, Charles Lebreton of Madison; two sisters, Mrs. Clara Fournier of Old Town and Mrs. Elizabeth Lebreton of Biddeford; and 12 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.  Requiem High Mass will be celebrated at St. Mary's Catholic Church here Thursday morning at 9 o'clock, with Rev. Maurice Boland officiating.  Entombment will be at Riverside cemetery, awaiting spring burial.  Friends may call at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Frank Duguay, 1 Bridge street.


Obituaries for the children:

Wilfred J. Peters:  The Bangor Daily News (Bangor, ME), Tuesday, 17 December 1935:  Funeral Services - Orono, Dec. 16 - Funeral services were held Monday in St. Mary's church for Wilfred J. Peters.  High mass of requiem was celebrated by Rev. Thomas J. O'Dowd.  The bearers were Frank Duguay, Harold Burton, Lee Cota, Carl Cota, John Ryan and Leo Alexander.  Interment was in the family lot in Riverside cemetery.  There were many beautiful floral trubutes.


Mary Margueritte 'Rita' Peters:  The Bangor Daily News (Bangor, ME), Thursday, 3 February 1977:  Mrs. Marguerite Duguay - Orono - Mrs. Marguerite Duguay, 65, the wife of Frank L. Duguay of 56 Hill St. here, died Feb. 2 at a Bangor hospital.  She was born Aug. 17, 1911, in Orono, the daughter of Simon and Mary (LeBreton) Peters.  She is survived by her husband; a daughter, Mrs. William (Hope) Clement of New Hampton, NH; a sister, Mrs. Bernice Cota of Cardville; four grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.  Funeral services will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph's Church in Old Town.  Spring burial will be in Riverside Cemetery in Orono.  Friends may call at the Baillargeon Funeral Home Thursday, 7-9 p.m., and Friday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.


Mary 'Bernice' Peters:  The Bangor Daily News (Bangor, ME), Wednesday, 31 October 1984:  Bernice M. Cote - Old Town - Bernice M. 'Bea' Cote, 71, wife of the late Leo H. Cote, died Oct. 30, 1984, at a Bangor hospital after a brief illness.  She was born in Orono, Jan. 11, 1913, the daughter of Simon and Margaret (LeBriton) Peters.  She was employed for many years at Penobscot Shoe Co. and was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church.  She is survived by one daughter, Loretta Parent of Milford; one son, Royal Cote of Old Town; three grandchildren, Kevin, Richard and Melinda; one special niece, Hope Clement of New Hampton, N.H.; several other nieces and nephews.  Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday at the Kiley-Birmingham Funeral Home, 259 S. Main St.; Old Town, with the Rev. Norman MacPherson officiating.  Interment will be in Cardville Cemetery, Cardville.  Friends may call at the funeral home 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday.

Tombstone Inscription, Cardville Cemetery, Greenbush, Penobscot, ME:  COTE / Bernice M. Peters / wife of / Leo Cote  //  Leo H. Cote / 1907 - 1970



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