Lonnie Moffett, executive chef

Lonnie Moffett, the executive chef at Altnacraig Nursing Home in Ridgefield, died Sept. 20 at Candlewood Valley Care Center in New Milford where he had lived. He was 95.

Formerly of he was the husband of the late Ruby Lee (Shepherd) Moffett. Born in Douglas, Ga., Aug. 3, 1921, he was the son of the late Will and Lucinda Nelson Moffett Carter.

He enlisted in the army in 1942 and was stationed in Europe during World War II.

He moved to Danbury in 1945 and worked as a chef at the Ridgewood Country Club and then for more than 35 years, was the executive chef at the former Altnacraig Nursing Home on High Ridge.

He enjoyed golfing, fishing, baseball, and boxing, and was a fan of Joe Lewis, Muhammad Ali, and the Brooklyn Dodgers. He and his wife had three children, Elonza (Scooter), Billy, and Diane. He was a member of the Mt. Pleasant AME Zion Church and a lifetime member of the Danbury Branch of the NAACP.

He is survived by his son Billy and his wife Kimberly of New Milford; one daughter-in-law, Vernese Moffett of Hampton, Va.; one son-in-law, Leroy Ross of Columbia, S.C.; seven grandchildren, eight great-grandsons, four great-granddaughters, one great-great-granddaughter, and many nieces and nephews.

A funeral will be held at Mt. Pleasant AME Zion Church in Danbury, on Tuesday, Sept. 27, at 11 a.m., followed by burial in Wooster Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the church from 10 to 11 a.m. on Tuesday.

Hull Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. For online condolence, visit HullFuneralService.com

—by the staff