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OBITUARY

Christopher Caleb Portell

November 11, 1977November 1, 2019
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Christopher C. Portell, 41, passed away at his home in Lewiston, Maine on Friday, November 1, 2019.

Chris was born on November 11, 1977 in Concord, Massachusetts, son of Leonard (Rusty) Portell and Linda Phipps. Chris grew up in Westford, Massachusetts and graduated from Westford Academy in 1995. He attended Middlesex Community College and graduated with an Associate’s Degree in Medical Assisting from Kaplan University. He worked several years as a Medical Assistant providing services to adults who needed support and care.

Chris’s heart and soul were always with the loves of his life, his son and daughter. He was a loving, giving and caring friend who was there to help whenever his friends needed a helping hand. Chris spent many hours volunteering with the Dominican Sisters at Loaves and Fishes in Sabattus, Maine and recently at the Looking Ahead Clubhouse in Lewiston.

Chris is survived by his children, Maximus and Violet Portell of N. Monmouth, Maine, father, Leonard (Rusty) Portell and Janet Hannon of Leominster, Massachusetts, step-mother, Deborah Seeley and her husband, Ron of Shirley, Massachusetts, sister, Rebecca Barrett and her husband, Kevin of Tenants Harbor, Maine, nephew, Nicholas Barrett and several uncles, aunts and cousins living in Massachusetts, Maine and Missouri. He also leaves his faithful companion, Happy.

Chris was preceded in death by his mother, Linda Phipps, paternal grandparents, Floyd and Marie Portell and maternal grandparents, Robert and Ruby Phipps.

Donations may be made in memory of Chris to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation-New England Chapter, 60 Walnut St., Wellesley Hills, MA. 02481.

Condolences and fond memories may be shared with Chris’s family at www.thefortingrouplewiston.com A Memorial Service is being held on Saturday, November 9, 2019 at 1:00 pm at The Fortin Funeral Home in Lewiston. 70 Horton St. Lewiston, ME. 207-784-4584.

  • FAMILY

  • Chris is survived by his children, Maximus and Violet Portell of N. Monmouth, Maine, father, Leonard (Rusty) Portell and Janet Hannon of Leominster, Massachusetts, step-mother, Deborah Seeley and her husband, Ron of Shirley, Massachusetts, sister, Rebecca Barrett and her husband, Kevin of Tenants Harbor, Maine, nephew, Nicholas Barrett and several uncles, aunts and cousins living in Massachusetts, Maine and Missouri. He also leaves his faithful companion, Happy.
  • DONATIONS

  • Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation-New England Chapter, 60 Walnut St., Wellesley Hills, MA. 02481.

Services

  • A Memorial Service Saturday, November 9, 2019

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Misty Kuprevich

November 4, 2019

I am so sorry to hear of the loss of Chris. He was always like an older brother to me growing up. His heart was truly full of love for others and always wanted to be there for you. The world is a smaller place with his passing and I'm sorry that he will never hear these sweet words with his own ears. I hope he is at peace and that his family knows he was loved by so many, even if we weren't in the every day. He was really a special special soul. My heart breaks.

Kelly Halstead

November 4, 2019

Very sad to hear the passing of Chris. We went to school together.

Kristen Veno

November 4, 2019

What a sad loss. I have such wonderful memories of your kind heart from so many years ago. Peace and love to those whose heart you remain in.

Richard Sturtevant

November 4, 2019

I had some good times with Chris in Westford Academy. He even came to my graduation when I graduated from the high school 20 years ago. I will miss you Chris Portell.

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Biography

Christopher C. Portell, 41, passed away at his home in Lewiston, Maine on Friday, November 1, 2019.

Chris was born on November 11, 1977 in Concord, Massachusetts, son of Leonard (Rusty) Portell and Linda Phipps. Chris grew up in Westford, Massachusetts and graduated from Westford Academy in 1995. He attended Middlesex Community College and graduated with an Associate’s Degree in Medical Assisting from Kaplan University. He worked several years as a Medical Assistant providing services to adults who needed support and care.

Chris’s heart and soul were always with the loves of his life, his son and daughter. He was a loving, giving and caring friend who was there to help whenever his friends needed a helping hand. Chris spent many hours volunteering with the Dominican Sisters at Loaves and Fishes in Sabattus, Maine and recently at the Looking Ahead Clubhouse in Lewiston.

Chris is survived by his children, Maximus and Violet Portell of N. Monmouth, Maine, father, Leonard (Rusty) Portell and Janet Hannon of Leominster, Massachusetts, step-mother, Deborah Seeley and her husband, Ron of Shirley, Massachusetts, sister, Rebecca Barrett and her husband, Kevin of Tenants Harbor, Maine, nephew, Nicholas Barrett and several uncles, aunts and cousins living in Massachusetts, Maine and Missouri. He also leaves his faithful companion, Happy.

Chris was preceded in death by his mother, Linda Phipps, paternal grandparents, Floyd and Marie Portell and maternal grandparents, Robert and Ruby Phipps.

Donations may be made in memory of Chris to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation-New England Chapter, 60 Walnut St., Wellesley Hills, MA. 02481.

Condolences and fond memories may be shared with Chris’s family at www.thefortingrouplewiston.com
A Memorial Service is being held on Saturday, November 9, 2019 at 1:00 pm at The Fortin Funeral Home in Lewiston. 70 Horton St. Lewiston, ME. 207-784-4584.