Janet L. Langlois, 1946–2021

In Memoriam, News from the Field

Janet Louise Langlois, retired professor of English and Folklore Studies, passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 22, 2021 at her home in Detroit. Loving wife of Andrea di Tommaso. Beloved mother of Mia (Adam) and stepmother of Matteo (Jennifer), Dante (Shelley), and Ivana (Scott). Dear grandmother of Gemma, Joseph, Sofia, Elizabeth, and Roger. Cherished sister of Linda (Joe), Denis (Suzie), Steve, Phillip (Lynette), and Edward (Karen). She is also survived by many nieces and nephew and dear friends. Memorial contributions can be made in Janet’s honor to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation at Share a memory at

A beautiful tribute can be found on the International Society for Contemporary Legend Research’s website and an oral history of Janet’s life and career can be read in the USU Digital History Collection.

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