Brandyn Kyle Chretien

October 19, 1993July 10, 2018
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Brandyn Kyle "Scuba" Chretien

1993 - 2018

PORTLAND - Brandyn Kyle Chretien, 24, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at 12:14pm, with his mother by his side after a six month battle with brain cancer. During his fight, he was surrounded by an outpouring of love by close friends and family. He was born in Boca Raton, Florida on October 19, 1993, the son of Jeffrey Chretien and Lisa Richard.

Brandyn lived in Portland his entire life, and graduated from Cheverus High School in 2012. He went on to attend the University of Maine at Orono, where he received his bachelor's degree in Finance. During college he was a brother of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity, (A.E.K.D.B.) (A-B). After graduating, Brandyn worked as a loan officer at Consumer Real Estate Finance Company. Anyone who knew "B", knew that he was an avid sports fan. He loved his New England Patriots; especially the "G.O.A.T.", Tom Brady and he admired the talent of "The King", Lebron James. Brandyn played basketball, football and had a special love for baseball. "B" started playing baseball at the age of five and "capped" off his career beautifully in 2011 by winning the State Championship with Cheverus. His love for the game continued through college as he spent his time coaching a middle school team. Brandyn had his few famous sayings, "Trust the Process", "Go Pats" and "Send It". Brandyn was a leader, and his friends always looked to him for advice. He inspired so many people. He will be remember for his sense of humor, wittiness and for always having a way to make people smile.

Brandyn is survived by his parents; his sister, Emily Chretien; the love of his life, Olivia Dam; "the boys"; and a large extended family and many friends.

Friends and family are invited to share their memories and offer their condolences by visiting Brandyn's online guestbook at

Brandyn's family would like to send a special thank you to Brandyn's medical team during his battle, especially, Christine Lu-Emerson, MD., Samuel Gagnon, PA-C., Isabel C. Arrilaga-Romany, MD., PHD, and Daniel Cahill, MD. Brandyn and his family were also blown away by the tremendous support and love given by the surrounding community during this difficult time.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Brandyn's memory to either the Cheverus Alumni Fund or to the Portland Youth Football League.

A memorial visitation will be held on Saturday, July 21, 2018 at Jones, Rich and Barnes Funeral Home from 10:19am to 12:14pm. A Celebration of Brandyn's life will immediately follow at Jones, Rich and Barnes Funeral Home. A service of Jones, Rich and Barnes Funeral Home, 199 Woodford St., Portland, Maine, 04103. 775-3763.


  • Lisa Richard, Mother
  • Jeffrey Chretien, Father
  • Emily Chretien, Sister
  • Olivia Dam, "Love of His Life"


  • Memorial Visitation Saturday, July 21, 2018
  • Celebration of Life Saturday, July 21, 2018

Brandyn Kyle Chretien

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Rose and Mike Kilfoil

July 20, 2018

Our heart goes out to you and your family for the lost of your son Brandyn. We did not know Brandyn but being your son he must of been a terrific young man. We want to extend our sympathy. Sincerely, Rose and Mike Kilfoil

Sheila Hayward

July 18, 2018

To Brandyn's Family,
I am so very sorry to hear of the loss of Brandyn. I remember him as a smart, sweet second grader with a terrific smile, love of sports and kind nature. One memory that comes to mind is when we had been in school for a few weeks and his mom came in to volunteer. She heard me mispronounce Brandyn's last name and I saw them smile at each other. When I asked if I'd been saying it wrong Brandyn just smirked and acknowedged that I had. I remember being mortified, (not a teacher's finest moment) but he was just such a sweet kid that he didn't want to embarrass and correct me. I am still in shock that Brandyn is gone at such a young age. Please know I am thinking of all his family (including his cousin "Sully" who I had this year) and send you all hugs, strength and peace. Sheila Hayward (Brandyn's second grade teacher at Lyseth)

Coach McKew

July 18, 2018

To Brandyn's Family,

I have only good memories of Scuba. There's a short list of people these days that get tagged by a coach as truly being a "good teammate." He was one of those players. BC was a player that brought great karma to a team. Two memories stick in my mind; one on the field, the other off.

In 2012, Scuba was put into 3rd base late in a close game for defensive purposes, he was always a solid defender in the infield. He recorded the final out of the game by going over to the fence by the third base dugout reaching well beyond the fence, amongst some not so friendly visiting spectators, to grab the final out. It was an outstanding play and, as was typical of Scuba, he just shrugged and had a (insert word) eaten grin on his face.

He worked at Cumberland Farms in Scarborough. He and I were debating coffee one day and I said Dunkin Donuts was better than Cumby's. BC told me that they have a DD kiosk over at the Cumby's he worked at. I insisted there was no way DD would sell their coffee at Cumby's. We bet $5 and I drove over there the next day. For some reason, at that time, Dunkin Donuts had a kiosk inside that particular Cumby's. I walked in and he was behind the counter with that same (insert word again) eaten grin. I gave him his five bucks.

It's almost a crime that God would take Scuba from us, but He has his reasons which we will never know on this earth. I am so glad that he was part of a state championship baseball team at Cheverus, but I am much happier that his path crossed mine in this game of life. There are angels in the outfield and now there is one in the infield.

To Brandyn's family...God Bless you in this time of sorrow.

Coach McKew
Cheverus High School

Melinda and Mike Gregory

July 16, 2018

Emily and family,

You have been, and will continue to be, in our thoughts and prayers. Please accept our sincere condolences . Melinda and Mike Gregory (Purpoodock)

Sally Faulkner

July 16, 2018

I didn't know Brandyn personally ,but I do know his beautiful family and of course his mom Lisa, I've been praying so much for this handsome beautiful young man ,I look at his pictures and see all the kindness and love in his beautiful eyes, I know he was loved by all that new him. May he be in the Arms of our Father. I will always think of Brandyn when I hear the words, " Trust The Process"

Karen Connick

July 14, 2018

I am so very sorry for your loss. Brandyn was such a special young man. I have worked at Cheverus for almost 19 years and remember him so well. I was actually a leader on Brandyn's Kairos in 2012. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Chris Olson

July 13, 2018

Our family first got to know Brandyn as a Portland Cowboy. He was tenacious and determined as the team QB. Cam was new to football and many of the kids in the Portland area but Brandyn treated him as if he were the boy next door. So many memories, laughs and fun watching these kids play. We were reunited with Brandyn at Cheverus and although there were not many encounters, he was always around and seemed to make friends with everyone. He always had a smile on his face. Cam's memory about Brandyn... "He was such a great guy." Rest in Peace Brandyn.

Mark Metcalf

July 13, 2018

Hey Brandyn

Doesn't seem possible that this is actually real. While I only knew you for a short time, it was immediately apparent what a remarkable guy you were. I feel very fortunate to have gotten to know you over the couple of years that we had the opportunity to work together and you will be very missed. I'm sorry that I won't be able to attend the services on Saturday, but I'll be thinking about you bud. Keep sending it up there.

Mo DiStasio

July 12, 2018

My son Lou played baseball at Cheverus with Brandyn - great kid - worked hard & always very positive. So sorry for your loss - sending hugs & prayers at this very difficult time...

Marilyn Walsh

July 12, 2018

Brandyn, where do I begin? You are my grandson and I have held you in my heart since the day you were born. You are the most amazing young man I have ever known, full of life, fun and laughter but, somehow you always knew which button to push to get me going. There are so many memories I want to share and so many more I wanted to make with you. I know you are in God's care and I'm sure he is shaking his head as he watches you keep all the angels "on their toes". RIP Brandyn, you are now free. I love you with all my heart. I will see you soon. Love, Nana