Woodrow Wilson Pitre

1917 New Orleans, Louisiana – 2009 Lafayette, LA



Continuation of tree (6th child of Louis Napoleon 'Emile' Pitre/Anna Maunoir); all known surname descendants:

                 9          Woodrow Wilson Pitre  b: 11 January 1917  New Orleans, LA; d: 18 October 2009  Lafayette, Lafayette, LA

                                     +Virginia Bassett  b: Abt. 1915; m: Abt. 1935 [--- Bassett/Suzanne ---]; d: 28 July 1995  Lafayette, Lafayette, LA

                        10                  Woodrow Lee Pitre  b: 27 December 1939  New Orleans, LA; d: 24 July 1915  Inverness, Citrus, FL

                                                  +Janice Stoelting    m: Abt. 1963; d: Aft. July 2015

                        10                  Jeanne A. Pitre  b: September 1942  New Orleans, LA; d: Aft. October 2009

                                                  +--- Soileau


                                *2nd Wife of Woodrow Wilson Pitre:

                                     +Joyce Leblanc (Gilmore)  b: 6 July 1925  Lake Charles, Calcasieu, LA; m: 17 August 1999 [Felix/Lola -----]; d: 22 November 2005  Lafayette, LA



Notes for Woodrow Wilson Pitre:


- 1940 New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana:  Woodrow W. Pitre 24 electrician/telephone, wife Virginia 24, Woodrow Lee 3 months, lodger widow Elizabeth Marsolau 29 comptometer operator/sugar   [3811 Cleveland Avenue]

- 1950 Lafayette, Lafayette, LA:  Woodrow W. Pitre 33 mgr. hosiery/hosiery retail, wife Virginia B. 34 secretarial/hosiery retail, Woodrow L. 10, Jeanne A. 7, widowed mother Anna M. 72, mother-in-law Suzzanne Bassett 65 (sep).

Obituary:  The Daily Advertiser (Lafayette, LA), Sunday, 25 October 2009:  (photo)  Lafayette - Funeral services will be held on Monday, October 26, 2009 at a 2 p.m. Service in La Chapelle de Martin & Castille for Woodrow Wilson Pitre, 92, who passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 18, 2009 at Lafayette General Medical Center.  Reverend Luiz Dutra will officiate the services.  Karen Broussard, organist and soloist, will sing for the services, "Amazing Grace", "Here I Am Lord", "The Wind Beneath My Wings" and "I Can Only Imagine".  Survivors include one daughter, Jeanne Pitre Soileau of New Iberia, LA; one son Woodrow Lee Pitre and his wife, Janice of Inverness, FL; five grandchildren, Ida Eve Heckenbach, Richard Anthony Soileau, Virginia Lee Soileau, Virginia V. Roberge and Eric Pitre; five great-grandchildren, Monique Eve Soileau, Mason Chase Soileau, Hannah Vossen, Leyla Gentil and Guillaume Gentil; and one sister, Marie A. Pitre.  He was preceded in death by his first wife, Virginia Bassett Pitre; his second wife, Joyce Gilmore Pitre; his parents, Louis Emile and Anna Sylvia Maunoir Pitre; and his siblings.  A native of St. James, Louisiana and resident of Lafayette for over 62 years, Mr. Pitre was a loving father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and friend to all who knew him.  He was an outgoing optimistic man who worked as a salesman most of his life.  His first loves in life were his family whom he enjoyed spending time with.  Mr. Pitre also enjoyed playing bouree' and golf in his spare time.  He will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.  Pallbearers will be Hannah Vossen, Monique Soileau, Virginia Soileau, Richard Soileau, Mason Soileau and Virginia Roberge.  The family requests that visitation be observed on Monday from 9 a.m. until time of services.

Notes for Virginia Bassett:

Obituary:  The Daily Advertiser (Lafayette, LA), Saturday, 29 July 1995:  Mrs. W. W. 'Pete' Pitre, 80, the former Virginia Bassett, of Lafayette, died at 8 a.m. Friday, July 28, 1995 at a Lafayette hospital.  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 30, 1995 in the Martin and Castille Funeral Home Chapel.  Entombment will be in the Calvary Cemetery Mausoleum of the Resurrection.  Funeral home visiting hours will be from 5-9 p.m. today with a 7 p.m. rosary and from 8 a.m. Sunday until time of services.  The Martin and Castille Funeral Home Inc. is in charge of arrangements.


Notes for Joyce Leblanc:

Obituary:  American Press (Lake Charles, LA), Thursday, 24 November 2005 Joyce Gilmore Pitre  -
July 6, 1925 - Nov . 22, 2005 - Funeral services will be at 11 a. m. Friday, Nov. 25, at a Mass of Christian burial, at Del La Salle, for Joyce Gilmore Pitre, 80, who died Monday, Nov. 22, 2005, at Kingsley Place in Lafayette.  The Rev. Luiz C. Dutra will be the celebrant of the funeral Mass and will conduct the funeral service.  Randall James, soloist, will sing "How Great Thou Art," "On Eagles' Wings," "Make Me A Channel Of His Peace," "Ave Maria," "Mary Did You Know," "Danny Boy," "Be Not Afraid," "Be Still My Soul" and "It Is Well With My Soul."  Joyce was born to Felix and Lola LeBlanc, July 6, 1925, in Lake Charles.  She was married to Ronald Malcolm Gilmore for 41 years (1947 - 1988) until Ronald's death (Jan. 14, 1988).  She is survived by her brother, Herbert, and his wife, Doris LeBlanc, and their children, Herbie and wife Dale and their children, Sheri Basey and her husband, Guy and their children; son, Lynn and his wife, Darlene, and their children; sister, Melda Claire and her husband, Gerald Sinitiere, and their children, Jean and Jimmy Evans and family, Jerry Sinitiere and his children , and Julie Wilson and her husband, Thomas, and their family.  She is also survived on the Gilmore side by Wayne and Vera Ruth Gilmore and their daughters, Cheryl and Carla Schultz and her family; and Fred Gilmore and his daughters, Linda Van Winkle and her family; and daughter Bonnie Gilmore.  She has three daughters, Katheryn Joyce "Kathy" Van Bruggen, and her husband, Dutch, Patricia Ann "Pat" Rogers and her husband, Terry, and Mary Elizabeth "Beth" Henson; five grandsons, Christopher Paul Dodd, Adam Patrick Dodd, Michael Alan Liles, Jacob Henson and Joshua Henson; along with nine great-grandchildren.  She is survived by her husband of six years, Woodrow W. "Pete" Pitre (August 17, 1999 ); his sister, Marie Pitre; his son, Lee Pitre and wife; his daughter, Jeanne Soileau and her children , Richard and his wife and children, Virginia and her fiancé and Ida and her family.  Joyce worked for 12 years as a loan officer at Louisiana Savings and Loan in Lake Charles and later moved to Lafayette, where she met and married Pete Pitre.  The Pitres belonged to the Del La Salle Chapel and they lived at Kingsley Place, where they have happily resided for one and a half years.  She was known for her beautiful smile, happy heart and kind word for everyone she met.  She loved to work in her yard, get dressed up and go dancing, and her and Pete's favorite thing to do was to go to the 11 a.m. Mass at "The Little Chapel" and then to dinner at Don's Downtown.  The family requests that visiting hours be observed 2 - 5 p. m. Friday, Nov. 25, and and 1 - 4 p. m. Saturday, Nov. 26, in Martin and Castille Funeral Home.  Pallbearers will be Terry Rogers, Mike Liles, Dutch Van Bruggen, Jake Henson, Josh Henson, and Lynn LeBlanc.  Honorary pallbearers are Herbert LeBlanc Sr., Herbert LeBlanc Jr., Gerald Sinitiere Sr. and Gerald Sinitiere Jr

Obituaries for the children:

Woodrow Lee Pitre:  Citrus County Chronicle (FL), 28 July 2015 - Woodrow Lee Pitre, PhD., 75, Inverness, Florida, died July 24, 2015, in Arbor Trail Health and Rehab Center.  Dr. Pitre was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, Dec. 27, 1939, to Woodrow W. and Virginia Bassett Pitre and moved to this area in 1989 from Port St. Lucie.  He was a retired municipal zoning and planning administrator.  During his lifetime, Dr. Pitre taught at several universities: Calhoun State Junior College, Rio Grand College, Indiana University Purdue University of Indianapolis (UPUI), Barry University, Sumpter Correctional, finally retiring from Withlacoochee Technical College in Inverness.  He was a Naval and Air Force veteran and active member of Hope Evangelical Lutheran Church.  Other affiliations include the Florida Democratic Party, Loyal Order of Moose, Lions Club, and Past President of the Florida Planning and Zoning Commission.  He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Janice (Stoelting) Pitre of Inverness; two children, Eric Pitre and his wife, April of Tampa, Virginia "Ginger" Roberge and husband, Sylvain of Titusville; one sister, Jeanne Soileau, New Iberia, Louisiana; two grandchildren, Hannah Vossen and Sophia Pitre.  Dr. Pitre's life will be celebrated at 3 p.m., Thursday, July 30, 2015, from Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Mrs. Diane Kahler and John Chiappetta officiating.  Following cremation, burial will follow in Florida National Cemetery.  The family will receive friends at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home from 2 p.m. until the hour of service.  In lieu of flowers, memorials are being accepted by Hospice of Citrus County as well as Hope Evangelical Lutheran 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.


Last updated:  24 August 2022.