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Barbara Johnson, Housemaid Who Wed J&J Heir, Dies at 76

Barbara Piasecka Johnson, a former chambermaid who married into the Johnson & Johnson pharmaceutical family and walked away with part of its epic fortune following a bitterly contested battle over her husband’s will, has died. She was 76.

She died on April 1 in Poland following a long illness, according to her office, BPJ Holdings, in Princeton, New Jersey. One of the world’s richest women, she was a longtime resident of Monaco.