By Mackenzie Shuman/Arizona Republic
Chandler resident Stephanie Serrano, a prominent restaurant owner, died on Oct. 17 after a six-year battle with breast cancer, according to the family.
Serrano, 65, was a community leader and a devout Catholic.
She owned Brunchies restaurant in Chandler for 35 years and co-owned the southeast Valley’sSerrano’s Mexican Restaurants, which recently celebrated its 100th anniversary.
Serrano served on the Chandler City Council and on the Chandler Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors from 1988 to 1992.
The Serrano family has owned and operated the family business since 1919. It began as a men’s clothing store and dry goods store and became a Mexican restaurant in 1979. There are now five Serrano’s restaurant locations in the southeast Valley.