Telesphore Pitre

1895 Petit Rocher, New Brunswick 1959 Bristol, Connecticut



Continuation of tree (10th child of Joseph H. Pitre/Helene Doucet); all known surname descendants:

               8       Telesphore Pitre  b: 4 January 1895  St. Polycarpe, Petit Rocher, Gloucester, NB; d: 27 February 1959  Bristol, Hartford, CT

                                 +Marie Fournier  b: 25 May 1903  Quebec; m: Abt. 1920 [Joseph/Jane McLaughlin]; d: 22 June 1964  Somers, Westchester, NY

                             9       Thomas Joseph Petrie  b: 16 April 1922  St. John, St. John, NB; d: 19 March 1984  Waterbury, New Haven, CT

                                         +Jeann ---

                             9       Mary Eleanor Petrie  b: 20 September 1923  St. John, St. John, NB; d: 9 January 2006  Somers, Westchester, NY

                                         +Lawton Thaddeus Adams  b: 30 September 1920; m: unknown [---Adams/Jennie R. Pierano]; d: 8 September 1992  Somers, Westchester, NY

                             9       Mary Rose Petrie  b: 21 September 1927  White Plains, Westchester, NY; d: Aft. August 2018  Carmel, Putnam, NY

                                         +Lawrence E. Schrantz    m: unknown [Lawrence/Anna Heiszler]

                             9       Corinne Petrie  b: 19 May 1929  Somers, Westchester, NY; d: Aft. August 2018  Sarasota, FL

                                         +Albert Lavorgna

                             9       Edward Petrie  b: 5 October 1930  Amawalk, Westchester, NY; d: 21 May 1983  Hopewell Junction, Dutchess, NY

                                         +Elizabeth --- (Mayers)   m: 30 December 1972  Hopewell Junction, Dutchess, NY

                             9       Marion Petrie  b: 30 June 1933  Amawalk, Westchester, NY; d: 7 August 2018   Bristol, Hartford, CT

                                         +John Demora    m: 3 February 1951  Bristol, Hartford, CT



Notes for Telesphore Pitre:


- 1911 Beresford, Gloucester, New Brunswick:  Joseph H. Pitre 57 (farmer), wife Monique 51, Theodule 19 (laborer), Telesphore 16 (laborer), Octave 9.


- 1921 St. John, St. John, NB:  Widower Joseph Fournier 49 carpenter, Georgine 22, Edward 20, Albertine 16, Edmund 14, Lumene 12, son-in-law Telles Petrie 25 carpenter, wife Mary 18.


- 1925 White Plains, Westchester, New York:  Thomas Petrie 30 carpenter, wife Mary 22, Thos. Jr. 3, Eleanor 1, sister-in-law Leumena Fournier 15


- 1930 Somers, Westchester, NY:  Thomas Petre 34 carpenter/builder, wife Mary 26, Thomas 7, Eleonore 6, Rose 2, Corinne 11 months.


World War I registration records: Telles Petrie, b. 4 Sep 1894, Beresford, NB; carpenter (was in 93rd Regt for 2 years, 62nd Regt for 3 months); rel. Joseph H. Petrie; 10 Nov 1914 (signed as Telles Pitrie)

World War II records:  Thomas Petrie, 12 Mahudac? Ave., Amawalk, Westchester, NY; b. 4 Jan 1895 Beresford, NB; rel. Mrs. T Petrie (same address); 5'7", 155 lbs.; blue eyes & grey hair; mole back of neck; 26 Apr 1942 Katonah, NY


Obituary:  Patent Trader (Mount Kisco, NY), Thursday, 5 March 1959:  Bristol, Conn. - Thomas Petrie, 64, died February 27 at his home in Bristol.  He was a former resident of Somers, NY.  Besides his wife, he is survived by five children, Thomas Petrie Jr of Bristol, Edward Petrie of Brewster, NY, Mrs. Albert Lavorgna of Southington, Mrs. John Demora of Bristol, Mrs. Lawton Adams and Mrs. Lawrence Schrantz of Somers and 18 grandchildren.  Funeral services were held Monday in Bristol and interment was in Somers, NY.


Tombstone Inscription, St. Joseph's Cemetery, Somers:  Thomas J. Petrie / 1895 - 1959  //  Marie Petrie / 1903 - 1964


Notes for Marie Fournier:

Obituary:  Patent Trader (Mount Kisco, NY), 25 June 1964:  Mary Petrie of Somers: Somers - A requiem mass was offered at 10 a.m. Wednesday in St. Joseph's Church in Croton Falls for Mrs. Mary R. Petrie who died Monday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Rose Schrantz of Deans Bridge Road.  Mrs. Petrie, a hotel worker, was born in Canada on May 25, 1903.  She was the widow of Thomas.  Surviving her in addition to Mrs. Schrantz, are three other daughters, Mrs. Eleanor Adams of Somers, Mrs. Corrine Lavorgna of Southington, Conn. and Mrs. Marian Demora of Bristol, Conn., two sons, Thomas of Wolcott, Conn. and Edward of Carmel, two brothers, August Fournier and Edmund Fornier, both of Shenorock, two sisters, Miss Albertine Fornier of Scarsdale and Miss Lumena Fornier of Somers, and 24 grandchildren.  Interment was in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Somers.  Arrangements were by the Clark Funeral Home in Katonah.



- Peekskill Evening Star (NY), Monday, 1 August 1938:  Amawalk - Mrs. Rosenquist and Mrs. Thomas Petrie spent Thursday in the City.  Miss Rose Petrie is spending several days with her uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. August Fourner, at Amawalk Lake North.  Miss Corrine Petrie has returned after a week's visit with her uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Petrie and family in White Plains.  Miss Albertine Fohrner, of White Plains, is visiting Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Petrie and family.


Thomas Joseph Petrie:  WWII cards: Thomas Joseph Petrie Jr., Pepper St., Stepney-Monroe, Fairfield, CT; b. 16 April 1922  St. Johns, Canada; contact: Andrew Charney of Stepney; 5'7", 165 lbs., hazel eyes & blonde hair, light complexion; 30 Jun 1942 Shelton, CT


Obituaries for the children:

Mary Eleanor Petrie:  Eleanor M. Adams, of Somers, NY, died on January 9, 2006 at Westchester Medical Center.  She was 82.  Born on September 20, 1923 in Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada to Thomas Petrie and Marie Petrie.  She was educated in Somers, NY and graduated from Somers High School.  She was a homemaker.  Eleanor will be remembered for her terrific sense of humor and sharp wit; she loved music, dancing and reading; she was also an enthusiastic gardener and in later years, she turned her creative talents to painting.  Eleanor Adams is survived by: three sisters; Rose Schrantz of Carmel, NY; Corinne Lavorgna of Sarasota, FL and Marion DeMora of Bristol, CT.  Six children: Vincent Adams of Pawling, NY, Bonny Bourne of Patterson, NY, Susan Vitro of Saratoga, NY, and Kenneth Adams, Lenore Adams and Lawton Adams, Jr. of Somers, NY. 12 grandchildren: Virginia Brunco of Somers, NY; Dr. Brian Adams of LaMesa, CA; Theresa Newman of LaGrange, NY; Kristina Kane of Ossining, NY; Lawton Bourne of Patterson, NY; Gordon and Connor Adams of Pawling, NY; Vincent and Marc Vitro of Saratoga, NY; Jesse Sarnoff of Washington, DC; and Briana and Nicholas Adams of Somers, NY.  Four great-grandchildren: Mason and Carson Brunco of Somers, NY; Robert Newman, Jr. and Faith Newman of LaGrange, NY.  She was predeceased by her husband Lawton Adams, Sr., who died 1992; parents: Thomas and Marie Petrie and two brothers: Thomas and Edward Petrie.  Calling hours at Clark Associates Funeral Home, Katonah, NY on Wednesday, January 11, 2006 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm.  The Funeral Service will be held at St. Joseph's, Croton Falls, NY on Thursday, January 12, 2006 at 11 am.  Interment will be at St. Joseph's Cemetery, Somers, NY.  Contributions in her memory may be made to Somers Ambulance Corp.

Tombstone Inscription, St. Joseph's Cemetery, Somers, Westchester, NY:  ADAMS / Lawton T. Sr. / 1920 - 1992 / here lieth one who / lived the steadfast / things of his own / land, its gladness / and his grace 82 6 10 / Eleanor M. / 1923 - 2006 / her life was a dance / to the music of the land... / listen, and you will / feel her beat, / hear her song, forever


Edward J. Petrie:  Poughkeepsie Journal (NY), Monday, 23 May 1983:  Hopewell Junction - Edward J. Petrie, 52, a heavy equipment operator, died Saturday at Vassar Brothers Hospital after a short illness.  A resident of Candy Lane, Mr. Petrie lived in this community for 10 years.  He previously lived in Brewster.  Mr. Petrie was an operating engineer with Local 137 of the heavy equipment operators union.  A veteran of the Korean War, he was a member of the American Legion Manny Bacon Post 1758.  He was born in Amawalk (Westchester County) on Oct. 5, 1930, the son of Thomas and Marie Fournier Petrie.  He was educated at Amawalk schools.  On Dec. 30, 1972 in Hopewell Junction, Mr. Petrie married Elizabeth "Pat" Mayers, who survives.  He is also survived by four daughters, Cheryl Solomes of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Judy Petrie of Tacoma, Wash., Donna Petrie of Milwaukee, Wis., and Victoria Oswald of Fishkill; five sons, Edward Petrie Jr. and Thomas Petrie, both of Spokane, Wash., Vibert Mayers of Redwoods City, Calif., Andrew Mayers of Hopewell Junction, and Alfred Mayers of Chelsea; four sisters, Eleanor Adams, Rose Schrantz, Corrine Lavorgna and Marion DeMora; a brother, Thomas Petrie, and several grandchildren.  Calling hours will be today and Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Robert H. Auchmoody Funeral Home Inc., Hopewell Junction.  Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Denis Church, Hopewell Junction.  Burial will be in St. Denis Cemetery, Hopewell Junction.  Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society and the Hopewell Rescue Squad.


Marion Petrie:  The Bristol Press (CT), 16 August 2018:  Marion (Petrie) Demora, 85, of Bristol, passed away at home on Aug. 7, 2018.  Born on June 30, 1933, in Amalwalk, N.Y., she was a daughter of the late Thomas and Mary (Fornier) Petrie.  Marion was a homemaker, raising and caring for her six children.  She was very dedicated to her family.  Marion is survived by two sons, Richard Demora of Coconut Creek, Fla., and John Demora Jr. of Burlington, Conn.; two daughters and a son-in-law, Debra Demora of Bristol, Conn., and Maryann and Joey Arisco of Cheshire, Conn.; two sisters, Rose Schrantz of Carmel, N.Y., and Corrine Lavorgna of Sarasota, Fla.; five grandchildren, Ritchie, Christopher, Shelly, Robert, and Charles; two great-grandchildren Stephanie and Breyona Demora, and several nieces and nephews.  Marion was predeceased by two daughters, Diane Demora and Doreen Demora-Verts, and a grandson, Jarod Demora.  A committal service will be held Aug. 21, 2018, at 11 a.m. in Peacedale Cemetery, Bristol.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Bristol Hospital Home Care,  DuPont Funeral Home, 25 Bellevue Ave., Bristol, is in charge of the arrangements.




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Items in RED have been verified against parish register entries. 

- Deaths in RED from online death certificates (1920-1963).

- New Brunswick marriages in RED also from Vital Statistics Records (online)


Last updated:  14 March 2020.