Walter Joseph Pitre

1918 Golden Meadow, Louisiana 1987 Houma, LA



Continuation of tree (4th child of Joachin 'Jackin' Joseph Pitre/Henriette Marguerite Esponge); all known surname descendants:

             9                  Walter Joseph Pitre  b: 10 February 1918  Golden Meadow, Lafourche, LA; d: 17 May 1987  Houma, Terrebonne, LA

                                         +Irene Matherne  b: 25 March 1928  Bourg, Terrebonne, LA; m: Abt. 1944 [Lawrence Jean/Allie Dupre]; d: 15 March 2011  Houma, Terrebonne, LA

                                 10           Sally J. Pitre  b: Abt. 1945; d: Aft. March 2011

                                                   +Leland Crochet

                                 10           Veronica Pitre    d: Aft. March 2011

                                                   +--- Meeks



Notes for Walter Joseph Pitre:


- 1950 Lafourche, LA:  Walter Pitre 31 baking/bakery shop, wife Irene 22, Sally J. 4.


Obituary:  Lafourche Daily Comet (LA), May 1987:  Funeral services were scheduled at 1 p.m. today at Maria Immaculata Catholic Church in Houma for Walter Joseph "Papa" Pitre, 68, a native of Golden Meadow and resident of Houma, who died Sunday (17th) morning.  Interment was in St. Francis Cemetery No. 2.  He was the husband of Irene Matherne Pitre; father of Mrs. Sally Crochet and Mrs. Veronica Meeks; foster-father of Morris Pitre, Carmen and Gina Pullman; and brother of Mrs. Velma Broussard and Jackin Pitre Jr.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Jackin Joseph and Henrietta Esponge Pitre; and brothers, Andrew and Percy Pitre.


Notes for Irene Matherne:

Obituary:  Lafourche Daily Comet (LA), Wednesday, 16 March 2011:  Irene Matherne Pitre, 82, a native of Bourg and a resident of Houma, died Tuesday, March 15, 2011.  Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at Chauvin Funeral Home and from 9 a.m. to funeral time Thursday at St. Bernadette Soubirous Catholic Church.  Religious service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the church, with burial in St. Francis de Sales Cemetery No. 2.  She is survived by two daughters, Sally Pitre Crochet and husband, Leland Sr. of Houma, and Veronica Pitre of Houma; her foster son, Maurice P. Pitre; her foster daughter, Carmen Pullam Rushing; five grandchildren, Rebecca Crochet Dhuet and husband, Brent, of Houma, Christine Crochet Evans and husband, Mitchell, of Marietta, Ga., Leland Crochet Jr., Tiffany Meeks of Houma and Zachary Meeks of Houma; nine great-grandchildren, Traci Dhuet of Houma, Trisha Dhuet of Houma, Catherine Evans of Mariette, Ga., Thomas Evans of Marietta, Ga., Caroline Evans of Marietta, Ga., Leland Crochet III of Houma, Alexandra Crochet Tucker and husband, Jeremy Tucker, of Thibodaux, Haleigh Crochet of Thibodaux and Allie Crochet of Texas; four great-great-grandchildren, Mackenzie McElroy, Bronson Tucker, Nicolas Tucker and Veda Leigh Crochet.  She is also survived by several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Joseph Pitre; her parents, Lawrence Jean Matherne Sr. and Allie Dupre Matherne; her foster daughter, Gina Pullam; five brothers, Horace Matherne, Lawrence Matherne Jr., Lee Matherne Sr., Carol Matherne Augustine Matherne, and Houston Matherne; and one sister, Gertrude Matherne Porche.  She was a parishioner of St. Bernadette Soubirous Catholic Church.  Chauvin Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


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Items in RED verified from transcriptions in the following:

- Diocese of Baton Rouge Catholic Church Records

- South Louisiana Records: Church and Civil Records of Lafourche-Terrebonne Parishes  (Rev. Hebert)

- 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:  10 August 2022.