William Bernard Pitre

1885 Bathurst, New Brunswick 1960 Portland, Maine



Continuation of tree (9th child of Jean 'Pierre' Pitre/Anastasie Doyle); all known surname descendants:

               8       William Bernard Pitre  b: 3 May 1885  Ste. Famille, Bathurst, Gloucester, NB; d: 4 September 1960  Portland, Cumberland, ME

                                + Julie Catherine Labrie  b: 7 August 1888  Old Town, Penobscot, ME; m: 7 October 1919  Church of the Assumption, Orono, Penobscot, ME [Amos/Sarah Duplessis]; d: 4 January 1966  Weymouth, Norfolk, MA

                           9        Mary Dolores Peters  b: 15 September 1920  Orono, Penobscot, ME; d: 31 October 1994  Abington, Plymouth, MA

                                        +Lloyd V. Gooch  b: 12 March 1919; m: 14 September 1946  Maine; d: May 1985  Weymouth, Norfolk, MA

                           9        William Bernard Peters  b: Abt. 1922  Orono, Penobscot, ME; d: Bet. 1940-1966                    



Notes for William Bernard Pitre:


- 1920 Orono, Penobscot, Maine:  Widow Annastia Peters 75, Joseph 35 (paper mill/laborer), Bernard W. 33 (paper mill/laborer), wife Julie C. 31.


- 1930 Orono, Penobscot, ME:  William Peters 44, wife Julia 41, Mary D. 9, William B. 7.


- 1940 Orono, Penobscot, ME:  Bernard W. Peters 53 colorman/paper mill, wife Julia G. 51, Deloris M. 19 book keeper/hardware store, Bernard W. 12.  [39A Mill Street]


WW1 registration records:  Bernard William Peters; Orono, ME; born 3 May 1886 (Canada); Anastasie Peters (mother); medium height, medium build; light brown eyes & dark brown hair; paper maker.


Obituary:  The Bangor Daily News (Bangor, ME), Monday, 5 September 1960:  William B. Peters - Portland, Sept. 4 - William Bernard Peters of Portland, formerly of Orono, died unexpectedly Sunday afternoon at a Portland hospital.  He was born May 3, 1886, at Bangor, son of John and Cinastasia (Doyle) Peters.  He attended Orono schools, and for many years was employed by International Pulp and Paper Mills at Orono in the color department.  He moved to Portland in 1942 and retired from the Cushman Baking Company in 1953.  He was a communicant of Sacred Heart Church and member of Joseph Orono Council, Knights of Columbus and a former member of the Sacred Heart Church Men's Club.  Besides his widow, the former Julia C. Dadree, he is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Lloyd V. Gooch of East Weymouth, Mass.; two granddaughters; one sister, Miss Gertrude C. Peters of Portland; several nieces and nephews.  Funeral services will be Wednesday morning at 8:30 at 749 Congress Street, Portland.  Requiem High Mass will be celebrated at 9 o'clock at Sacred Heart Church.  Committal prayers and interment will be at Orono at 2:30 o'clock.


Notes for Julie Catherine Labrie: 

Obituary:  The Bangor Daily News (Bangor, ME), Wednesday, 5 January 1966:  Mrs. Bernard Peters - Orono - Mrs. Julia C. Peters, 77, widow of Bernard Peters, died in a Weymouth, Mass., hospital early Tuesday morning.  Mrs. Peters was born in Great Works, August 7, 1888, daughter of Amos and Sarah (Duplissia) LaBree.  She had been a resident of Weymouth, Mass., for the past five years, and prior to that she had resided in Portland and Orono.  Mrs. Peters was a charter member of Saint Mary's Circle, Daughters of Isabella.  Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Lloyd Gooch of Weymouth, Mass.; two brothers, Ernest LaBree, Orono, and Aaron LaBree, Bucksport; three sisters, Mrs. Rose Doucette, Mrs. George Ambrose and Mrs. Gladys Sullivan, all of Orono, and four grandchildren.  Libera services will be held at Saint Mary's Catholic Church at 9 a.m. on Thursday.  The Rev. Francis J. Nelligan will officiate.  Interment will be in Riverside Cemetery, Orono.  Friends may call at the Joseph R. LaBeau Funeral Home at any time today.


Obituaries for the children:

Mary Dolores Peters:  Maine Sunday Telegram (Portland, ME), 6 November 1994:  Dolores M. Gooch native of Orono - Weymouth, MA:  Dolores M. Gooch, 74, died Oct. 31 at the Colony House Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Abington. 
Born in Orono, Maine, a daughter of Bernard and Julia Labree Peters, she had lived in Weymouth since 1959.  Her husband, Lloyd V. Gooch, died previously.  Surviving are four daughters, Julie Barton of Carlsbad, N.M., Kathleen Ritchie of Whitman, Susan Codero of Hull and Laurie Gooch of Thompson, Conn; and eight grandchildren.  A funeral service will be held at 8 a.m. today at McDonald Funeral Home, Charles and Middle streets, East Weymouth.  A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m. at the Immaculate Conception Church.  Burial will be in Old North Cemetery, Weymouth.  Arrangements are by McDonald Funeral Home.



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