William 'George' Pitre

1889 Larose, Louisiana 1966 New Orleans, Louisiana

 

 

Continuation of tree (7th child of Francois William Constant Pitre/Emma Marie Duet); all known surname descendants:

               8          William 'George' Pitre  b: 20 November 1889  Larose, Lafourche, LA; d: 30 December 1966  New Orleans, LA

                                 +Marguerite Emelie Melancon  b: 31 December 1889  Larose, Lafourche, LA; m: 19 June 1909  Holy Rosary, Larose, Lafourche, LA [Aurestile Magliore/Marguerite Argentine Lee]; d: 28 May 1956  New Orleans, LA

                           9          Rosa Pitre  b: 15 October 1910  Cut Off, Lafourche, LA; d: 21 July 1994  Algiers, Orleans, LA

                                          +Harris J. Plaisance  b: 30 November 1906  Lockport, Lafourche, LA; m: Bet. 1920-1930  [Joseph/Daisey Allmon]; d: 2 September 1964  Algiers, Orleans, LA

                           9          Mabel Pitre  b: 18 March 1920  Cut Off, Lafourche, LA; d: 31 August 1995  Kenner, Jefferson, LA

                                           +--- Gauthier

                                         *2nd Husband of Mabel Pitre:

                                           +Joseph Vincent Bossetta  b: 19 November 1891  New Orleans, LA; m: unknown [Joseph/Mathilda Lamia]; d: 14 August 1974  New Orleans, LA

                           9          Simon Anthony Pitre  b: 28 May 1922  Cut Off,  Lafourche, LA; d: 11 November 1999  Arabi, St. Bernard, LA

                                         +Frances Wheat  b: 20 February 1920; m: unknown; d: 10 August 1987  Arabi, St. Bernard, LA

                           9          Mike Pitre  b: 15 February 1925  Cut Off, Lafourche, LA; d: 30 March 2020  Kenner, Jefferson, LA

                                         +Verna Bertin  b: 4 April 1926  New Orleans, LA; m: 1943 [Morris/Rose ---]; d: 31 August 2013  Kenner, Jefferson, LA

                           9          Janet Pitre  b: 24 August 1931  Lafourche, LA; d: 18 October 2010  Slidell, St. Tammany, LA

                                         +Joseph B. Holland  b: 17 March 1920  New Orleans, LA; m: unknown; d: 16 October 2001  Slidell, St. Tammany, LA

 

 

Notes for William 'George' Pitre:

Census

- 1910 Lafourche, Louisiana:  William Peter 56 (general farmer), wife of 35 years Emma 52 (10 of 11 children still living), Nague 15, Claris 11, Pavolia 9; George Pitre 20 (store clerk), wife of 1 year Emily 20.

- 1920 Lafourche, LA:  George Pitre 30 (retail grocery/merchant), wife Emelie 30, Rosy 9.

- 1930 Lafourche, LA:  George J. Pitre 39 (odd job laborer), wife Emalie 38, Malvee 10, Simond 7, Mike 5.

- 1940 New Orleans, Orleans, LA:  George P. Pitre 49 buyer/fur co., wife Emily 49, daughter Mabel Gautier 20 seamstress/parts factory, Simon 17 automobile mechanic/public garage, Mike 15, Janet 8, niece Winnie M. Richeaux 19 waitress/restaurant.   [1129 Bourbon Street]

- 1950 New Orleans, Orleans, LA:  Mable M. Pitre 30 (div) sews pants/clothing factory, father George Pitre 60, wife Emily 60.

WWI registration records:  George Pitre; Lafourche, LA; born 6 Nov 1889 (Cut Off); wife & 1 child; medium height, medium build; blue eyes & dark hair.

WWII Records:  George Pitre, res. 1129 Bourbon St., New Orleans, LA; b. 20 Oct 1889 Lafourche, LA; contact Gaspar Cusach (Smile Rest., New Orleans); 5' 9", 148 lbs., blue eyes & brown hair, light complexion; 25 Apr 1942 New Orleans, LA.

 

Obituary:  Times Picayune (New Orleans, LA), 1 January 1967:  On Friday, December 30, 1966, at 9:45 o'clock p.m., George Pitre, husband of the late Emily Melancon; father of Simon and Mike Pitre, Mrs. Rosa Plaisance Leonard, Mrs. Joseph Bassetta and Mrs. Joseph Holland; brother of Mrs. Ernest Cantrell, Mrs. Marcial Pitre, Mrs. Ramo Pitre, Mrs. Abel Adams and the late Mrs. Azael Hebert, Mrs. Paul Cheramie, Mrs. Pechon Cheramie, Mrs. Manuel Cheramie and Mrs. Manda Guidry; son of the late Emma Duet and William Pitre; survived by 8 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild, and many nieces and nephews; age 77 years; a native of Cut Off, La., and a resident of this city for the past 35 years.  Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the funeral.  Services from the funeral home of Lamana-Panno-Fallo Inc., 625 N. Rampart street, near Municipal Auditorium, parking area 617 N. Rampart street, on Monday, January 2, 1967, at 8:45 a.m.  Religious services at St. Louis Cathedral.  Interment in St. Louis No. 3 Cemetery.  Friends may call after 4 p.m. Sunday.
 

Notes for Marguerite Emelie Melancon:

Obituary:  Times Picayune (New Orleans, LA), 29 May 1956 - On Monday, May 28, 1956, at 2 o'clock p.m., Amelia Marguerite Melancon, beloved wife of George Pitre, mother of Simon and Mike Pitre, Mrs. Harris Plaisance, Mrs. Joseph F. Bossetta and Mrs. Joseph Holland; sister of Mrs. Dalton Guidry of Larose, La., Willie, Harris, Joseph and Eddie Melancon; aged 66 years; a native of Larose, La., and a resident of this city for the past 24 years.  Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the funeral, which will take place on Wednesday, May 30, 1956, at 9:30 o'clock a.m., from the funeral home of Lamana-Panno-Fallo, Inc., 625 North Rampart street, near Municipal Auditorium.  Requiem mass at St. Louis Cathedral, Chartres and St. Peter streets.  Interment in St. Louis No. 3 cemetery.

 

Obituaries for the children:

Rosa Pitre:  Times Picayune (New Orleans, LA), Sunday, 24 July 1994:  Rosa Pitre Plaisance on Friday, July 21, 1994 at 7:00 a.m.  Beloved wife of the late Harris Plaisance.  Mother of the late Shirley Plaisance, Rose and Doris Plaisance.  Daughter of the late George Pitre and Emilia Melancon Pitre.  Sister of Mike Pitre, Simon Pitre, Mabel Bosetta and Janet Holland.  Also survived by nieces, nephews and other relatives.  Age 83 years.  A native of Cutoff, Louisiana and a resident of Algiers for the past 53 years.  Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the funeral.  A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in the Chapel of McMahon Coburn Briede Funeral Home, 600 Moss St. on Monday, July 25, 1994 at 11:00 a.m.  Interment in St. Louis III Cemetery.  Friends may call on Monday after 9:00 a.m.

 

Mabel Pitre:  Times Picayune (New Orleans, LA), Monday, 4 September 1995:  Mabel Pitre Bossetta on Thursday, August 31, 1995 at 10:32 p.m.  Beloved wife of the late Joseph V. Bossetta.  Loving mother of Gloria Bossetta Cuadrado.  Daughter of the late George Pitre and Emilia Melancon Pitre.  Sister of Simon Pitre, Mike Pitre, Janet Pitre Holland and the late Rose Pitre Plaisance.  Grandmother of Paul Cuadrado.  Also survived by loving nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends.  Age 75 years.  A native of Cutoff, LA and a resident of Kenner, LA for the past 6 years.  Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the funeral.  A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in the Chapel of McMahon Coburn Briede Funeral Home, 600 Moss St. on Tuesday, September 5, 1995 at 11:00 a.m.  Interment St. Louis III Cemetery.  Friends may visit on Tuesday after 9:00 a.m.

 

Simon Anthony Pitre:  Times Picayune (New Orleans, LA), Sunday, 14 November 1999:  Simon Anthony Pitre, Sr., age 77, died on Thursday, November 11, 1999 at 11:30 P.M.  Beloved husband of the late Frances Wheat Pitre.  Father of Simon Anthony (Tony) Pitre, Jr.  Devoted companion of Marie Mandill.  Son of the late Emily Melanson and George Pitre.  Brother of Jeannette Holland, Mike Pitre, and the late Mabel Bossette, and Rose Plaisance.  Grandfather of Christina Pitre.  Step-grandfather of Craig and Roy Moran.  Mr. Pitre was a native of New Orleans and a resident of Arabi, LA.  Relatives and frineds of the family, also members of VFW Hinton Causey Post No. 7194 are invited to attend the funeral services from the Chalmette location of St. Bernard Memorial Funeral Home, 701 W. Vatue Street, Chalmette, LA on Monday, November 15, 1999 at 1:00 P.M.  Interment in St. Louis No. 3 Cemetery.  Visitation after 10 A.M. until the time of the service on Monday.

 

Mike Pitre:  The New Orleans Advocate (LA), Saturday, 4 April 2020:  Mike P. Pitre, born February 15, 1925 in Cutoff, LA and a longtime resident of Kenner, LA, passed away on March 30, 2020 at East Jefferson General Hospital.  He was an owner and trainer of thoroughbred race horses.  Mike and his wife Verna were the golden couple on the dance floor for several years at The Jefferson Orleans in Metairie.  He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Verna Bertin Pitre, with whom he shared 70 years wonderful years of marriage and romance.  He was also preceded in death by his daughter, Doris Ramirez; parents, Amelia and George Pitre; brother, Simon Pitre; and sisters, Rosie Plaisance, Mabel Bossetta and Janet Holland.  He will be deeply missed by his daughter, Nancy De Salvo (Donald Sr.) and Betty Heath (George, Sr.).  Mike's legacy lives on through his devoted grandchildren, Donald De Salvo, Jr. (Emily), Deanne Siewert (Thaddeus), Darren De Salvo (Leslie), Michelle Le Febvre (the late Phil), Angelle Russo (Jeffery), Michael Heath, Jr. (Rebecca) and Chantelle Webb (Terrence); nieces, Judy Beeson (Jon), Diana Potter (Steve), Gloria Bossetta, Jane Holland and Nicole Matherne (David); and nephew, Bob Oberlind.  Also survived by 19 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great-grandchildren.  Appreciation to my Father's caregiver, Connie Bauer.  As a result of present circumstances the funeral and committal services are private.  All of our family members would appreciate if everyone would keep my father in their prayers.  Arrangements by L. A. Muhleisen & Son Funeral Home.

 

Janet Pitre:  Times Picayune (New Orleans, LA), 22 October 2010:  Janet Pitre Holland passed away peacefully on October 18, 2010 at the age of 79 in Slidell, LA.  She was the wife of the late Joseph B. Holland, Sr.  She is survived by her daughter Jane Bray Lusk and son Joseph B. Holland, Jr.  Grandchildren Kenneth Holland, Lisa Holland and Brandi Brau.  Daughter of the late George and Emily Pitre.  Sister of Mike Pitre and the late Rosa Plaisance, Mable Bossetta and Simon Pitre.  A resident of New Orleans, LA for 45 years and of Slidell for the past 34 years.  Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Funeral Mass from the New Orleans Home of Jacob Schoen & Son, 3827 Canal St. at N. Scott, on Saturday, October 23, 2010 at 11:00 am.  Visitation will begin at 9:00 am until service time.  Interment will follow In St Louis No.3 Cemetery.

 

 

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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)

- South Louisiana Vital Family Records: Terrebonne Genealogical Society

- 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:  14 June 2022.