Peter James Griffin lost his battle with cancer on June 16. Born Oct. 29, 1957, he was a long-time resident of Ridgefield and resided in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico, at the time of his death.

Mr. Griffin graduated from Fairport (N.Y.) High School and attended the Culinary Institute of America. He cooked at a number of Fairfield County restaurants and clubs during the 1980s and 1990s. He worked for many years for the Wilton Public Schools. He was an avid Red Sox fan and enjoyed spending summers at the family’s cottage on Lake Congamond in West Suffield.

He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Irene Griffin of Aguadilla, sisters Linda Griffin Kean (Owen) and Cynthia Griffin Caudle (Tory), brother William L. Griffin (Elizabeth), and many cousins and nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his mother Dorothy Foberg Griffin, his step-mother Barbara Brainard Griffin, and his father James Francis Griffin.

A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, July 20, from 1 to 3, at 303 Halladay Drive, West Suffield, Conn. Dorothy Griffin may be reached at P.O. Box 380, San Antonio, PR 00690, or 787-981-4022.