Brandyn Kyle Chretien

October 19, 1993July 10, 2018

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 2012 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.

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.


21 July

Memorial Visitation

10:19 am - 12:14 pm

Jones, Rich & Barnes Funeral Home

21 July

Celebration of Life

12:15 pm

Jones, Rich & Barnes Funeral Home


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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

Karen Ross

July 12, 2018

The last time you and I were together was ,Breakfast at Cracker Barrel. We walked out together arm and arm. Hug and Hug. My heart was so full watching you,family and so many friends at the fund raiser. Just your smile,laughter and the love felt in that room,has forever changed me. When you interviewed me for a college paper,and we talked about life! I learned from you,not you from me. I remember when you left ,I instantly text your mom,and said,how AMAZING is he ! You did good mom. Not enough time on this earth for sure. God,whom I trust,has a bigger plan for this Smart,Crazy,Fun Loving,Biggest Heart Ever young man. A Promise. We will all watch over your AMAZING mom and sister Emily. Not that they'll need us ! Because they have you guiding them every step of the way. RIP Brandyn. Always in my Heart.

Linda Wheelden

July 12, 2018

RIP Brandyn , you were one amazing young man, that touched many hearts , because that's who you were ! You will be missed but certainly not forgotten ! Rest easy my man ! Love aunt Linda !