Julianne Surowski January 17, 1951 to November 19, 2007 Julianne Surowski beloved mother, daughter, sister, grandmother, fiancee and teacher passed away in Hermosa Beach, CA at the age of 56 on 11/19/07. Julianne was surrounded by her family. She is survived by her two daughters, Poppy (Dennis) Purcell and Jamie Surowski, her grandchildren Aidan and Collin Purcell, her fiancee Alec Karis, and her mother Mary Hoffman. Julianne was a life-long resident of the South Bay and lived in Hermosa Beach for the last 35 years. Julie's life was one of service to others. She taught fourth grade for the Los Angeles Unified School district. Julianne was a dedicated teacher who was much loved by her students. Julie will be remembered by all who knew her for her great cooking, wonderful hospitality and many kindnesses. A memorial service will be held at St. James Catholic Church, Redondo Beach at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, November 21st. The family asks that in lieu of flowers; please make donations to the Lymphoma and Leukemia Society.

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  1. Jamie, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. Remember your mother as the kind and generous woman that she was.

  2. Poppy and family, We hope that the Lord grants you stength to overcome this tremendous loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  3. We are so very sorry to hear about Julie. She was a wonderful friend and neighbor to us for many years. Our prayers are with you all.

  4. I would like to express my heartfelt condolences to the family. I was a friend of Julie’s back in the late 1960’s early 1970’s when we both worked at South Bay Hospital. She was a wonderful friend to me and I know you will all miss her very much. She loved her daughters and family very much. All my best to the family.

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