Raymond "Pete" John Pitre, 68, a native and resident of Chauvin, died at 11:57 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014.
Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 2, at Chauvin Funeral Home in Houma and from 9 a.m. until funeral time Saturday, Jan. 3, at St. Joseph Catholic Church. A military service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday and a Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the church, with burial in the church cemetery.
He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Sheryl Marie LeCompte Pitre; sons, William "Bill" John Pitre and Brad Michael Pitre and wife, Alexa; daughter, Tonilynn "Gep" Marie Pitre Hebert and fiance, Jason Guy; son-in-law, Tommy Hebert; brother, Chris Joseph Pitre and wife, Patricia "Pat"; sister, Jane "Jennie" Pitre Oblander; grandchildren, Tyler and Alaina Hebert, Reese Bergeron, Brayden, Breland and Raelyn Pitre; and granddaughter, Jalyn Guy, on the way.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Reynold Joseph and Ena Marie Theriot Pitre; son, Michael David Pitre; brother, Dale Phillip Pitre; and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Marius Pitre, and Sidney "Pete" and Annie Theriot.
Raymond was a parishioner of St. Joseph Catholic Church. He proudly served in the U.S. Army as an E-5 during the Vietnam War and was awarded two bronze star metals, one of which was for valor. He was a member of the VFW and American Legion. He was a retired boat captain and enjoyed fishing and restoring his 1984 El Camino. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, son and brother. He was known to his grandchildren as "Pappy". He will be greatly missed by all.
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Chauvin Funeral Home in Houma is in charge of arrangements.
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Published by Houma Today from Jan. 2 to Jan. 3, 2015.