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Janet Snelling Picou

September 26, 1934 ~ April 30, 2018 (age 83)
Janet Snelling Picou, age 83 passed away April 30, 2018. She was born in Beloit, Wisconsin on September 26, 1934. Janet S. Picou was a proud alumna of Oshkosh High School and studied voice, piano and clarinet at the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music where she met her beloved husband Arthur Joseph Picou of 61 years. Janet was a member of Sigma Alpha Iota music fraternity. Janet worked for Delta Air Lines for 27 years, but her real passion was as a lifelong musician who played clarinet and piano. She is preceded in death by her husband, her parents, Ivadell Johnson and Ronald Sylvester Snelling. She is survived by her five children, Jon Daniel Picou (Margaret), Judith Picou Pruitt (Edwin), Donna Picou Gautreau (Rene) Michael Dean Picou (Doris) and David Louis Picou (Meredith). She was the grandmother to Elizabeth, Jon, Danny, Stephanie, David, Paul, Jennifer, William and Caroline and great grandmother to Antonio, Chloe and Vincent. The family would especially like to thank St. Margaret’s at Mercy Nursing Home for the special care they gave Janet.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a visitation at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, 4640 Canal Street in New Orleans on Saturday, May 5, 2018 beginning at 10:00 AM with a Funeral Mass to follow at 11:00 AM. Interment to follow will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations in Janet’s honor may be made to the St. Margaret’s Daughters or Amigos For Christ. The online guestbook is available at

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