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Deceased UES heiress left $50,000 for her nail technician

Karen Parker Gray left generous sums to her

Karen Parker Gray left generous sums to her nail technician, hairdressers and many more. Photo Credit: iStock

This inheritance is spreading across New York. 

Karen Parker Gray, an Upper East Side heiress who passed away after a heart attack in August, left generous sums for several New Yorkers, The New York Daily News reports.

A 10-page, handwritten will, details the amounts Gray intended to share with those who helped her. 

Among the recipients are her hairstylists, a doorman, a housekeeper, her "favorite coat check woman" and Jenny Kim, 60, of Echo Spa, which Gray reportedly visited twice a week for 12 years. Grey would specifically ask for Kim to massage her and chat about her family. She left Kim $50,000 in the unwitnessed will due to her "love and devotion." 

"I feel good that she remembered me like that -- not about the money," Kim told the Daily News via a Korean translator. 

The full amount of Gray's fortune remains unknown to the public. 

Of the $3 million shared in the will, other major recipients include the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Heard Museum in Arizona, where Gray owned property. 


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