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Gloria Pepin Biography – Gloria Pepin Wiki
Gloria Pepin was the wife of Jacques Pepin, a French-born American chef, cookbook author, culinary instructor, TV personality, and artist. Born in New York City, Gloria lived in Redbank, NJ, for much of her early life. As a junior in high school, she took a trip to Cuba with some friends and ended up fighting in Castro’s war. In her twenties, Gloria enjoyed a life of excitement running a studio in the music industry.
She was of Puerto Rican and Cuban heritage. Her mother was from Puerto Rico and her father was born in Cuba. Her Puerto Rican and Cuban heritage had some influence on her husband’s cooking in dishes like chicken and rice and black bean soup. Jacques and Gloria opened La Potagerie a small soup restaurant on 5th Avenue, between 45th and 46th street, in New York City, in 1970. In 1976, they purchased a dilapidated home on four acres in Madison, CT, and worked together to completely renovate the property themselves. Later they opened Gloria’s French Café in Madison.
Gloria Pepin Age
Gloria Pepin was born on June 19, 1937, in New York City. She died on December 5, 2020, in Madison, CT. She was 83 years old.
Jacques Pepin Wife Gloria Pepin
Gloria Pepin had been married to Jacques Pepin since September 18, 1966. The couple got married in 1966 at the home of Craig Claiborne, a former food editor and restaurant critic for The New York Times. Jacques, Pierre Franey of Le Pavillon, and several other chefs cooked the guests’ dinner. Howard Johnson, among many other notables, was in attendance. In their early years together, they lived in New York City and at an artist’s retreat on Hunter Mountain.
The story of Gloria and Jacques’ meeting is quite infamous. He was a ski instructor at Hunter Mountain in NY. In spite of being an excellent skier on the ski patrol, Gloria signed up for ski lessons to spend time with the handsome Frenchman. She recalled, “He was so cute, I thought he was probably gay.”
In a November 2018 post on Facebook, Jacques said about his wife: “I am out to dinner with my wife Gloria, the love of my life for over 52 years. I am very lucky, and very happy.”
Gloria is survived by her devoted husband of 54 years, Jacques, her daughter Claudine, and granddaughter Shorey.
Gloria Pepin Daughter
Jacques Pepin and his wife Gloria Pepin have a daughter, Claudine Pepin, born in 1967. She is married to her husband, Rollie Wesen, and they have a daughter, Shorey Wesen.
Gloria Pepin Death
Celebrity Chef Jacques Pepin’s wife Gloria Pepin passed away on December 5, 2020, at the age of 83, in Madison, CT with Jacques, her daughter Claudine Pepin, her son-in-law Rollie Wesen, her granddaughter Shorey Wesen, friends Tom and Reza, and her beloved pup Gaston, by her side.
Her death was announced in a statement posted on the chef and author’s social media. The statement read: “A life of dignity, elegance and resilience comes to its close.
“It is with deep sorrow that we share the passing of Gloria Evelyn Augier Pépin (June 19, 1937 – December 5, 2020), wife and lifeforce of author, television personality, and culinary instructor Jacques Pépin. She passed peacefully in her own bed in Madison, CT with Jacques, her daughter Claudine, her son-in-law Rollie, her granddaughter Shorey, friends Tom and Reza, and her beloved pup Gaston, by her side.
“We are overcome with grief, but Gloria was a fighter: a strong, resilient, “spill-no-tears” woman. She would no doubt urge us to get on with living our lives, and continue to do the work we were meant to do.
“In lieu of flowers, Gloria wished condolence gifts should be made to the JPF or food insecurity or animal welfare charity of your choice.
“We know that she has found a place full of sun and warmth and love in many hearts.”
Gloria Pepin Cause of Death
Gloria Pepin’s cause of death was not revealed.
Gloria Pepin Net Worth
Gloria Pepin’s net worth is unclear. Her husband, Jacques Pepin, has an estimated net worth of $20 Million.
Jacques Pepin Car Accident
In 1974, Jacques Pepin was involved in a car accident. Gloria showed her immense strength and resilience when, with limited resources, she nursed Jacques back to health.
Gloria Pepin Illness
Her nature and manner of death were not disclosed.
Jacques Pépin Wife Cancer
Did Gloria Pépin have cancer? It was not revealed whether her death was cancer-related.
Gloria Pepin Nationality
Pepin was of American nationality. She was born in New York City to a Puerto Rican mother and a Cuban father.