SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Patricia Dunn, the former Hewlett-Packard Co. chairwoman who authorized a boardroom surveillance probe that ultimately sullied her remarkable rise from investment bank typist to the corporate upper class, has died after a long bout with cancer. She was 58.
Dunn died Sunday morning at her home in Orinda surrounded by her family, according to her sister, Debbie Lammers. She said Dunn's ovarian cancer had returned.
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"My thoughts are with Patty's family and friends. I will share that my brother is very moved by his relationship with Patty and Bill and he is a man of little emotion. I know that this is one of the hardest losses he has endured. She was a very special ..."
– Nancy Niemi, friend,
Glen Ellen, CA, Dec 15, 2011
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