Clement Henri Charles Herman, 86, of Washington Depot, died Aug. 26, 2010, at New Milford Hospital. He was the widower of Madeleine (Danna) Herman.

Mr. Herman was born March 29, 1924, in Paris, France, son of the late Jules T. and Henriette (Groiselle) Herman.

He served in the French army during World War II and moved to the United States in 1953.

Mr. Herman was the chef at the National Democratic Club in New York City. In 1963, he moved to Connecticut.

He was chef and partner at the Newtown Inn, owned Le Bon Coin in Washington Depot, and was partner and chef at Le Chalet Restaurant in Thomaston.

Since 1989, he has been partner and manager of Rent-a-Chef Seafood.

In the United States, Mr. Herman leaves his companion, Paulette Plè; a son, J.J. Herman and his wife, Carol; three grandchildren, Sonja, Paul and Samantha; a sister, Juliette Laplanche; a nephew, Hervè Laplanche; and a great-granddaughter, Kyliejo.

Mr. Herman also leaves many relatives in France. Among them are a sister, Therese; a sister-in-law, Irene Danna; and many nieces and nephews.

A service of memorial for the life and resurrection of Clement Herman will be held Sunday, Sept. 5 at 9:30 a.m. in conjunction with the New Hope Anglican Church's Holy Eucharist service at Gordon C. Swift Middle School, 250 Colonial St. in Oakville.

A memorial Mass will be celebrated Sept. 14 at 11 a.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 34 Green Hill Road in Washington Depot.

Burial is private and at the convenience of the family.

The Hickcox Funeral Home of Watertown is in charge of arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society, 372 Danbury Road, Wilton, CT 06897.