Jeffrey S. Simpson, 51, financial consultant, sports enthusiast, RHS 1980

Jeffrey S. Simpson of Danbury, a financial consultant who grew up and was active in Ridgefield, has died unexpectedly at Danbury Hospital after being stricken ill at home. He was 51 years old and the husband of Lisa (Broussard) Simpson.

Mr. Simpson was born in Detroit, Mich., on Feb. 20, 1962, a son of John E. Simpson of Ridgefield and the late Sharon Haskin Simpson.

He moved to Ridgefield with his family in 1968 from Minnesota, attended Ridgefield schools, and graduated from Ridgefield High School in 1980. He later received received a bachelor of science degree from Teiyko Post University.

A financial consultant, Mr. Simpson was formerly associated with The Equitable Insurance Company and A.G. Edwards and at the time of his death was employed with Raymond James of Wilton.

Active in sports, Mr. Simpson played in the Ridgefield men’s summer and fall softball leagues and organized and played basketball at the Wilton YMCA on Monday, Wednesday and Fridays at 6 a.m. He also participated in the sports of golf and skiing.

He was an avid New York Yankee and Giants fan and enjoyed college basketball.

A member and volunteer with Friends of Bill, Mr. Simpson also volunteered at Hudson Country Montessori School and was an American Red Cross blood donor.

He was a member of St. Elizabeth Church.

Besides his wife and father, Mr. Simpson is survived by his step-mother, Sandra Simpson of Ridgefield; two sons, Ross Simpson and Jackson Simpson, and a daughter, Shelby Simpson, all of Danbury; two brothers, Mark A. Simpson of Danbury and John G. Simpson and his wife, Jennifer, of Redding; two step-brothers, Jeff Cowser and his wife, Mei, of Shelton and Kevin Cowser and his wife, Stephanie, of New Canaan; and several nieces and nephews.

A  Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, Oct. 31,  at 10:30 a.m. in St. Elizabeth Seton Church, 520 Ridgebury Rd.

Interment will take place at the direction of the family.

The family will receive friends in the Kane Funeral Home, 25 Catoonah St., on Wednesday, Oct. 30, from 4  to 8 p.m.

Contributions in his memory may be made to the American Heart Association, 5 Brookside Drive, Wallingford, CT 06492 or to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, 1275 York Ave., New York, NY  10065.