Jane "Janie" Argrave Constantino, born July 25, 1930, died peacefully at the age of 91 on January 5, 2022, surrounded by her loved ones. She was a lifelong resident of Baton Rouge, LA and a 1948 graduate of Baton Rouge High. She became an RN after attending OLOL Nursing School, and after 30 years of service, she retired from Stanacola Medical. She was a devoted parishioner of Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church and attended Mass regularly and then watched on TV when she could no longer attend in person. She was married to Pete Constantino for 65 years prior to his death in 2016. They dedicated their lives to son Keith and their three granddaughters, who they unselfishly help raise from an early age. She was a dedicated wife, mother, and MawMaw to her three granddaughters and nine great-grandchildren. She was also a loving Aunt to her many nieces and nephews as well as their families. She was the glue that held her extended family close; hosting many get-togethers over the years. Some of her happiest times were spent fishing at her camp at False River and watching her son Keith and his friends skiing and having fun. Other good times were spent in her backyard watching everyone swimming and admiring her back yard gardening work while she could also be found rocking one of her grandchildren. Janie was an excellent cook and most Sundays were spent around her kitchen table. She also helped prepare the famous Crabmeat Au Gratin that was served at the Constantino family owned Cotton Club Restaurant. In her younger days she was athletic playing basketball, volleyball and later enjoyed bowling. She loved watching all LSU sports and Saints football, or listening on the radio if not televised. She was knowledgeable of the plays and the players. She was a strong woman both physically and mentally having endured many health issues and setbacks over the last five years. She cherished home visits from friends and family, particularly her 91 year old cousin, Lura Mae Parent, where they comically discussed their casino trips along with their never ending physical ailments attributed to growing old. She is survived by her beloved son Keith and his wife Jan. Her cherished granddaughters, Angela Waguespack (Daniel) and their children Anthony, Cooper, Landry, and Maverick, Nikki Guidry (Steven) and their children Lily Jane, Madden, and Collins, Marlo Martin (Matthew) and their children Olivia and Abigail. Also survived by her loving brother Wayne Argrave and many nieces and nephews whom she loved as her own. She will be reunited with her parents, Mervin and Stella Argrave, husband, Pete, sister, Delores White and brother, M.J. Argrave, Jr., as well as numerous in-laws, nephews, and a great-nephew. Due to Covid, the visitation, service and burial will be limited to family members only. Pall bearers will be her three great-grandsons and three grandsons-in-law. In lieu of flowers please consider donations to Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church, a Mass said in her name, or to Hospice of Baton Rouge at 3600 Florida Blvd., Baton Rouge, LA, 70806. Thank you to family and friends who offered comfort, support, and especially prayers. The family would like to extend a special thanks to the staff of Hospice of Baton Rouge, particularly the Blue Team for their attentiveness and care provided to Janie. A special thanks to caregiver Terri Williams and Janie's granddaughter Nikki, who lovingly cared for her the last two years allowing her to remain in her home until her passing. Her love, care, and dedication will be greatly missed as she did so much for so many. RIP Family and friends are invited to sign the online guestbook at www.greenoaksfunerals.com
Published by The Advocate from Jan. 6 to Jan. 7, 2022.