Wilfred Jean Pitre

1894 Thibodaux, Louisiana 1974 Thibodaux, LA



Continuation of tree (13th child of Leufroy Servillia Pitre/Pauline Emelie Boutary); all known surname descendants:

                8           Wilfred Jean Pitre  b: 17 September 1894  Thibodaux, Lafourche, LA; d: 12 June 1974  Thibodaux, Lafourche, LA

                                  + Lillian Marie Zeringue  b: 1 September 1898  Lafourche, LA; m: 7 October 1915  Thibodaux, Lafourche, LA [Willie/Angele Bourgeois]; d: 20 February 1981  Houma, Terrebonne, LA

                           9           Joseph Reynold Pitre  b: 4 February 1917  Lafourche, LA; d: 8 July 2009  Schriever, Terrebonne, LA

                                          + Mona Thibodaux  b: 19 May 1922  Bayou Blue, Lafourche, LA; m: Abt. 1940 [Walter/Alfreda Samanie]; d: 20 May 2014  Schriever, Terrebonne, LA

                           9           Lou Bell Marie Pitre  b: 6 March 1919  Lafourche Crossing, Lafourche, LA; d: 10 June 2000  Houma, Terrebonne, LA

                                          + Milton Joseph Bourgeois  b: 9 February 1913  Donner, Terrebonne, LA; m: Aft. 1940; d: 13 July 1970  Thibodaux, Lafourche, LA

                           9           Russell John Pitre  b: 3 June 1920  Lafourche, LA; d: 24 April 2007  Thibodaux, Lafourche, LA

                                          +Alto Louise Clark  b: 1923  New Port, Arkansas; m: Abt. 1941  [Horace/Rena Fortune]; d: 4 January 1948  Gibson, Terrebonne, LA

                                        *2nd Wife of Russell J. Pitre:

                                          +Margaret Antoinette Hebert  b: 27 December 1921; m: 30 September 1950  Chacahoula, Terrebonne, LA [Emmanuel Wilfred/Aline Marie Braud]; d: 10 April 1985  Thibodaux, Lafourche, LA

                                        *3rd Wife of Russell J. Pitre:

                                          +Mary Lucille Kelly (Shores, Pittman)  b: 17 June 1912  Covington Co., MS; m: 1960 [Walter George/Audrey Lucille Mitchell]; d: 14 November 1999  Hattiesburg, Forrest, MS

                           9           Kermit Paul Pitre  b: 5 February 1922  Lafourche Crossing, Lafourche, LA; d: 13 October 2016  French Settlement, Livingston, LA

                                          +Dorothy Marie Olivier  b: 29 August 1926  New Orleans, LA; m: Abt. 1942 [Numa/Emily Pontiff]; d: 29 May 2016  Schriever, Terrebonne, LA

                           9           Milfred Luke Pitre  b: 23 June 1924  Bayou Lafourche, LA; d: 7 November 2008  Donner, Terrebonne, LA

                                          +Cecelia Bourgeois

                           9           Shelby Andrew Pitre  b: 11 September 1926  Thibodaux, Lafourche, LA; d: 25 May 1998  Thibodaux, Lafourche, LA

                                          +Mildred Guillot  b: 5 May 1931

                           9           Andrew Waldon Pitre  b: 21 December 1928  Lafourche Crossing, Lafourche, LA; d: 3 March 2007  Kraemer, Lafourche, LA

                                          +Alverta Marie Sampey  b: 21 October 1923; m: Abt. 1946 [Wilken/Edna Martin]; d: 11 March 1986  Chacahoula, Terrebonne, LA

                                       *2nd Wife of Andrew Waldon Pitre:

                                          +Lillian Colyer (Schexneyder)

                           9           Jesse Lawrence Pitre  b: 5 January 1935  Chachoula, Terrebonne, LA; d: 25 October 2014  Thibodaux, Lafourche, LA

                                          +Marrial Ann Morvant    m: 25 March 1967  Donner, Terrebonne, LA

                           9           Royce J. Pitre  b: 23 May 1937  Thibodaux, Lafourche, LA; d: 18 July 2004  Houma, Terrebonne, LA

                                          +Sylvia Matherne    m: Abt. 1958

                           9           Bessie Pitre  b: 1939  Chachoula, Terrebonne, LA; d: Aft. 1940



Notes for Wilfred Jean Pitre:


- 1920


- 1930 Terrebonne, Louisiana:  Wilfred Pitre 35, wife of 14 years Lillian 31, Joseph 13, Loubelle 11, Russel 9, Kermit 8, Milford 6, Shelby 3 years 7 months, Waldon 1 year 4 months.


- 1940 Chacahoula, Terrebonne, LA:  Wilfred Pitre 45 common laborer/railroad, wife Lillian 41, Joseph 23 cane cutter/on farm, Loubell 21, Russel 19 helper/filling station, Kermit 18, Milfred 16, Shelby 13, Waldon 11, Jessie 5, Royse 3, Bessie 1.

- 1950 Terrebonne, LA:  Wilfred J. Pitre 54 railroad labourer/building & repairing railroad, wife Lillian M. 51, Jessie L. 15, Royce J. 12; widower Russel J. Pitre 29 painter/misc. painting, his children Tonie Ann 7 & Sandra M. 4.

WWI registration record:  Wilfred Pitre; Lafourche; born 17 Sep 1894 (Lafourche Crossing); wife & 1 child under 12; medium height, slender build, black eyes & black hair.

WWII Records:  Wilfred John Pitre, res. Chacahoula, LA; b. 10 Sep 1894 Lafourche, LA; contact Mrs. Wilfred Pitre; 5' 6", 135 lbs., brown eyes & brown hair, sallow complexion; 26 Apr 1942 Houma, LA.


Obituary:  Times Picayune, 14 June 1974:  Wilfred John Pitre, on Wednesday, June 12, 1974 at 10 a.m. in St. Joseph Hospital in Thibodaux.  Husband of former Lillian Zeringue.  Father of Russell, Kermit, Milfred, Shelby, Andrew, Jesse, Royce and Joseph R. Pitre Sr., and Mrs. Milton Bourgeois.  Also survived by 30 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren.  All survivors from Donner area.  Age 79 years.  A native of Lafourche Parish and a resident of Donner at time of death.  Services from the Thibodaux Funeral Home in Thibodaux, on Saturday, June 15, at 10 a.m.  Religious services at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Chacahoula.  A retired employee of Southern Pacific Railroad.  Interment in the church cemetery.


Tombstone Inscriptions, St. Lawrence, Chacahoula, LA:  Wilfred John Pitre / born Sept. 17, 1894 / died June 12, 1974 / R.I.P.  //  Lillian Zeringue / Pitre / born Sept. 1, 1898 / died Feb. 20, 1981 / R.I.P.


Notes for Lillian Marie Zeringue:

Obituary:  Times Picayune (LA), 22 February 1981:  Lillian Marie Pitre, on Friday, February 20, 1981, at 6:50 p.m., in Houma; wife of the late Wilfred John Pitre, daughter of the late Willie and Angelle Bourgeois Zeringue, mother of Joseph, Russell, Kermit, Milfred, Shelby, Jesse, Andrew, and Royce Pitre, and Mrs. Lou Bell Bourgeois; sister of Willie Zeringue Jr., and the late Mrs. Unice Hebert, Clifford and Neil Zeringue; also survived by 29 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great-grandchild, age 82 years, a native of Lafourche Crosssing, and a resident of Donner, La.  Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the funeral.  Services from Thibodaux Funeral Home in Thibodaux on Monday, February 23, 1981 at 9:30 a.m., followed by religious services at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Chacahoula. Interment in Church Cemetery.  Visitation at Thibodaux Funeral Home from 4 until 10 p.m. on Sunday.  Arrangements by Thibodaux Funeral Home in Thibodaux.


Obituaries for the children:

Joseph Reynold Pitre:  Tombstone Inscription, St. Bridget Cemetery, Schriever, LA:  Joseph R. Pitre Sr. / Feb. 4, 1917 - July 8, 2009 / Mona T. Pitre / May 19, 1922 - (blank) / Joseph R. Pitre Sr. / S SGT US Army / World War II / Feb. 4, 1917 - Jul 8, 2009


Lou Bell Marie PitreLafourche Daily Comet (LA), Monday, 12 June 2000:  A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 2 p.m. today at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Chacahoula for Lou Bell Marie Pitre Bourgeois, 81, a native of Lafourche Crossing and resident of Houma, who died at 1:15 p.m. June 10, 2000.  Visitation will be  from 9 a.m. until funeral time Monday at the church.  Burial will be in the church cemetery.  She was the mother of Milton Joseph Bourgeois Jr. of Thibodaux, Malcom Bourgeois of Houma, Peggy Plude of Houma and Louise Borne of Napoleonville; mother-in-law of Mary and Myrtle Bourgeois, George Plude and Morris Borne; and sister of Joseph, Russell, Kermit, Milford, Waldon, Jesse and Royce Pitre.  She is also survived by nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Milton Joseph Bourgeois Sr.; parents, Wilfred John Pitre and Lillian Marie Zeringue; daughter, Linda Bourgeois; and brother, Shelby Pitre.  She was a homemaker.  Chauvin Funeral Home of Houma is in charge of arrangements.


Russell John Pitre:  Lafourche Daily Comet (LA), 26 April 2007:  Russell J. Pitre, 86, a resident of Thibodaux, died Tuesday, April 24, 2007.  Visitation will be from noon to funeral time Saturday at Thibodaux Funeral Home Chapel.  Memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home chapel.  He is survived by two daughters, Sandra Mire and husband, Jacques, and Toni Ann Roger and husband, Joe; one stepson, Joe Pittman; four brothers, Joseph, Kermit, Milfred and Jessie Pitre; six grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and four step-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his first wife, Louise Clark Pitre; his second wife, Margaret Hebert Pitre; his third wife, Mary Lucille Kelly; his parents, Lillian Zeringue Pitre and Wilfred Pitre; three brothers, Shelby, Andre Waldon and Royce Pitre; and one sister, Loubelle Bourgeois.  Thibodaux Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Tombstone Inscription, Hinton Cemetery, Ellisville, MS:  Russell J. / Pitre / June 3, 1920 / (blank)

Tombstone Inscription, Walnut Grove Cemetery, Newport, AR:  Louise Pitre / 1923 - 1948

Tombstone Inscription, St. Joseph Cemetery, Thibodaux, LA:  Margaret Hebert Pitre / born Dec. 27, 1921 - died April 10, 1985 / Aline Braud Hebert / 6-26-90 - 2-27-66

Tombstone Inscription, Hillcrest Cemetery, Petal, MS:  Lucille Kelly / Pitre / June 17, 1912 / Nov. 12, 1999


Kermit Paul Pitre:  The Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA), 21 October 2016:  Kermit Paul 'Pop' Pitre Sr. - A resident of French Settlement he passed away from natural causes at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center on Thursday, October 13, 2016 at the age of 94.  Visitation will be held at St. Lawrence Catholic Church, 2128 Bull Run Rd, Chacahoula, LA 70395, from 8:30am until memorial service at 11:00am on Saturday, October 22, 2016.  He is survived by his daughters, Yvette Chiasson, Yvonne Robichaux, Juanita Champagne; sons, Kermit, Jr., Kenneth, Keith, and Kirk; 17 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and 5 great-great grandchildren.  He is preceded in death by his parents; sister, Lou Belle Bourgeois; brothers, Joseph, Russell, Milford, Andrew, Shelby, Jesse, and Royce; and sons in law, Raymond Chiasson, Ed Robichaux, and James Champagne.  His hobbies included fishing and dancing.  Arrangements by Church Funeral Services & Crematory, St. Amant.


Milfred Luke Pitre:  Houma Courier (LA), Tuesday, 11 November 2008:  Milfred L. Pitre, 84, a native of Bayou Lafourche and a resident of Donner, died Friday, Nov. 7, 2008.  Funeral service was held at 1 p.m. Monday at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Chacahoula, with burial in the church cemetery.  He is survived by his wife, Cecelia Bourgeois Pitre; one son, Hurley Pitre and wife, Connie; one daughter, Lorena Pitre Arceneaux and husband, Kenneth; three brothers, Joseph, Kermit and Jesse Pitre; six grandchildren, Kent Arceneaux, Heather Comeaux, Travis Pitre, Tabitha English, Jennifer Gauthreaux and Kyle Arceneaux; and six great-grandchildren, Trey and Bryce Comeaux, Chelsey and Emily Gauthreaux, Landon English and Cooper Arceneaux.  He was preceded in death by his parents Wilfred Pitre and Lillian Zeringue Pitre; two sons, Wade and Denver Pitre; four brothers, Shelby, Royce, Andrew and Russell Pitre; and one sister, Lou Bell Pitre Bourgeois.  He was a parishioner of St. Lawrence Church in Chacahoula and was retired from McDermott in 1976 after 31 years.  He served in the U.S. Army from 1943 till 1946 and was a member of the American Legion Post #354 in Gibson.  Thibodaux Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Tombstone Inscription, St. Lawrence Cemetery, Chacahoula, LA:  MILFRED PITRE FLY-- / Milfred L. Pitre / born June 23, 1924 - died Nov. 7, 2008 / Cecelia B. Pitre / born Oct. 9, 1929 - (blank)


Shelby Andrew Pitre:  Lafourche Daily Comet (LA), 26 May 1998:  A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 2 p.m. Wednesday Thibodaux Funeral Home Chapel for Shelby "Nick" Andrew Pitre, 71, a native and resident of Thibodaux, who died at 5:15 p.m. May 25, 1998.  Visitation will be 9 a.m. until funeral time at the funeral home.  Burial will be at the St. Joseph Cemetery in Thibodaux.  He was the husband of Mildred "Millie" Guillot Pitre; father of Shelba Harlan and Regina Daigle; brother of Joseph, Russell, Kermit, Milfred, Waldon, Jessie and Royce Pitre and Lou Belle Bourgeois.  He is also survived by two grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his parents Wilfrid and Lillian Zeringue Pitre and daughter Melissa Pitre.  He was a life-long employee of Thompson Machinery Co. and a World War II veteran in the U.S. Marine Corps.  Thibodaux Funeral Home, Inc. of Thibodaux is in charge of arrangements.

Tombstone Inscription, St. Joseph Cemetery, Thibodaux, LA:  Shelby A. Pitre / Sept. 11, 1926 - May 25, 1998 / Mildred G. Pitre / May 5, 1931 - (blank)


Andrew Waldon Pitre:  Lafourche Daily Comet (LA), 5 March 2007:  Andrew Waldon Pitre, 78, a native of Lafourche Crossing and resident of Houma, died at 7 a.m., Saturday, March 3, 2007.  Chauvin Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.  Masonic services at the Funeral Home Chapel with burial in the St. Lawrence Cemetery.  He is survived by his wife, Lillian Colyer Schexneyder Pitre of Houma; one son, Carl Anthony Pitre and his wife, Judy, of Dallas; one daughter, Paula Ann Pitre Hebert and her husband, Sidney, of Chacahoula; two stepdaughters, Judy Beeson and her husband, Tommy, of Houma and Joyce Crochet of Thibodaux; five brothers, Jesse Pitre and Russel John Pitre of Thibodaux, Joseph Reynold Pitre of Schriever, Kermit Paul Pitre of French Settlement and Milfred Luke Pitre of Donner; one grandchild; seven step-grandchildren, 12 step-great-grandchildren and one step-great-great-grandchild.  He was preceded in death by his first wife, Alberta Marie Sampey Pitre; his parents, Wilfred John Pitre and Lillian Marie Zeringue Pitre; one grandson, Daniel Murphy; two brothers, Royce Joseph Pitre and Shelby Andrew Pitre and one sister, Lou Bell Pitre Bourgeois.  He was a retired iron worker with J. Ray McDermott and Raymond Fabricators of Avondale.  He was a retired U.S. Army Veteran during the Korean War, past worshipful master of Walter I. Lanier Lodge 307 1980 and past master and member of Unity Lodge 267. 


Jesse Lawrence Pitre:  Lafourche Daily Comet (LA):  Jesse Lawrence Pitre, 79, a native of Chacahoula and a resident of Thibodaux, died Saturday, October 25, 2014.  Visitation will be Saturday, November 1, 2014 from 12:00pm to 2:00pm at First United Methodist Church in Thibodaux.  Memorial Services will be Saturday, November 1, 2014 at 2:00pm at First United Methodist Church in Thibodaux.  Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery immediately following the service.  Survived by wife of 47 years, Marrial Morvant Pitre; Sons- William Pitre, Craig Pitre and wife Vanessa, Michael Darden and wife Violeta; Daughters- Stacey Pitre Leger and husband Patrick, Sonya Pitre Ohlmeyer and husband David; Brother- Kermit Pitre; Grandchildren- Jesse Pitre, Heather Pitre, Brennan Pitre, Ryan Pitre, Callie Trahan, Vivienne Darden, Camilla Darden, Derek Leger, Todd Leger, Travis Leger, Kade Barrett, Kamryn Barrett, Koryn Barrett, Owen Ohlmeyer, and Lillian Ohlmeyer; Great Grandchildren- 12; Step-Great-Grandchildren- 5. Preceded in death by parents- Wilfred John and Lillian Zeringue Pitre, Brothers- Joseph, Russell, Milfred, Shelby "Nick", Waldon, and Royce, Sister- Lou Bell Bourgeois.  Jesse was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great- grandfather.  He bravely fought a year long battle with cancer.  He was someone who never met a stranger.  He enjoyed fishing, hunting, sports, family gatherings, genealogy, and most of all dancing with his beautiful wife of 47 years.  He was a member of the Walter Irving Lanier Lodge No. 307, the Terrebonne Geneological Society, and a faithful member of the First United Methodist Church.  The family would like to express special thanks to family and friends, Amedisys Home Health Service, Haydel Hospice, Dr. Walter Simoneaux of Thibodaux Urology, Dr. Chester Boudreaux of Regional Internal Medicine, Dr. Jonathan Silberstein of Tulane University, and Dr. Geraldo Arias of the Thibodaux Cancer Center.


Royce J. Pitre:  Lafourche Daily Comet (LA):  Royce J. Pitre, 67, a native of Thibodaux and resident of Houma, died at 7:35 a.m. July 18, 2004.  Visitation will be from 5 to 10 p.m. Tuesday at Chauvin Funeral Home in Houma and from 8:30 a.m. to funeral time Wednesday at St. Bernadette Catholic Church.  A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the church, with burial at St Francis de Sales No. 2 cemetery.  He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Sylvia "MiMi" Matherne Pitre; sons, Brian and his wife, Jennifer; and Bert and his wife, Vickie of Houma; and Bruce Pitre and his wife, Fran, of Jacksonville, Fla; brothers, Joe of Schriever, Russell of Moselle, MS, Kermit of French Settlement, Milfred of Donner, Andrew Waldon of Houma and Jesse Pitre of Thibodaux; sister-in-law, Mrs. Nick (Millie) Pitre of Thibodaux; grandchildren, Brendan, Lea, Jenna Kristen and Bryce Pitre of Houma, and Kathryn, Lauren, Erin and Brandon of Jacksonville; step-grandchildren, Marine Cpl. Bobby "B.J." Cotton, Ashley Boudreaux and Riley Lirette of Houma; step great-grandchild, Branson Cotton; and numerous nieces and nephews of whom he thought the world.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Wilfred and Lillian Zeringue Pitre; brother, Shelby "Nick" Pitre; and sister, Loubell Pitre Bourgeois.  He was a retired fabrication inspector and was a 32nd degree Mason, a member of Walter Irving Lanier Lodge No. 307, past president of the Bayou Cane Fire Department and a parishioner of St. Bernadette Catholic Church.


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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)

- 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.


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