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Passings: Susan Campoy, chef-owner of Julienne

March 6, 2009 |  6:05 pm

Susan Campoy, the chef-owner of Julienne, a French-inspired bistro that has been a neighborhood mainstay in San Marino for more than two decades, has died. She was 70.

Campoy, who lived in Pasadena, died Wednesday of breast cancer at the City of Hope in Duarte, said her daughter Cynthia Campoy Brophy.

An inventive cook who enjoyed hosting themed dinner parties, Campoy needed to find a way to support her four daughters after her divorce. She kept thinking, she told The Times in 1997, "Wouldn't it be wonderful to cook?"

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