Pete Anselmo

July 1, 1928April 7, 2012

Pete Anselmo, 83, of Groves, passed away Saturday, April 7, 2012 at his home. He was born on July 1, 1928 to Charles V. and Angelina Anselmo in Port Arthur.

Pete was a lifelong resident of Port Arthur, a graduate of Thomas Jefferson High School and a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. He was a veteran of the US Army serving during the Korean Conflict. He married Dorothy Simoneaux on September 4, 1949 in Port Arthur. Pete was one of the organizers of the American-Italian Cultural Club and the first president of the club as well as the first St. Joseph Altar and Co-Chairman of three other altars. He was Chairman of the Immigrant Wall Committee and served as a Eucharistic minister for many years at Immaculate Conception. Pete was a very busy man, never idle, yet never wanted to take full credit for the many tasks and projects he helped to bring about. He retired after 34 years from Texaco Chemical.

Pete is preceded in death by his parents; 2 brothers, Joseph Anselmo, Earnest Anselmo and a sister, Josephine Valenciano.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Dorothy Anselmo of Port Arthur and numerous loving nieces and nephews.

A gathering of his family and friends will be held on Tuesday, April 10, 2012 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. with a Rosary being recited at 6:00 p.m. in the Grammier-Oberle Funeral Home Chapel, Port Arthur.

A Mass of Christian Burial will at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, April 11, 2012 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with burial to follow in Greenlawn Memorial Park, Groves.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be made to the American-Italian Club, 767 Cherokee, Port Neches, TX 77651 or any charitable organization of your choice.

We would like to extend a special thank you to the employees of New Century Hospice for their considerate and loving care for Pete in addition to the special care provided by his caretakers, Avery and Fannie.


  • Visitation Tuesday, April 10, 2012
  • Rosary Service Tuesday, April 10, 2012
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, April 11, 2012

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Tommy Hodges

April 14, 2012

I will be looking forward to seeing your smiling face on the "other side" my friend. Thanks for all the kindness and good memories that were created so long ago. Tommy Hodges

Jose Martinez

April 12, 2012

May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.

April 11, 2012

Dot, Pete is now with God and happy, we loved him, we love you now and our prayers are for both of you

Love Dot & Carroll Lafitte.

Chaplain Richard Reuer

April 10, 2012

I wish to extend to you and to members of your family my deepest sympathy on your loss. May the Lord's loving promises comfort you and give you strength as you walk through this difficult time. On behalf of a greatful nation as an expression of appreciation for the honorable and faithful service rendered by your loved one. "Honoring Those Who Served-Ministry“ -Chaplain Richard Reuer, 1206 6th St SW, Minot, ND 58701. (If you wish a personalized sympathy card mailed to you with information on military funeral honors please email me your address and I will be happy to mail one to you.) “SEMPER FI”