Christopher Donaldson Lapsley

July 30, 1984July 25, 2018

West Dennis - Christopher Lapsley

It is with great sadness that the family of Christopher Lapsley announces his passing on July 25, 2018. He was the youngest of 3 children; and as the only boy, he was a special person to all his family. Chris was born in Boston on July 30, 1984 at Brigham and Woman's Hospital, and took both his first and final breaths there. He succumbed to complications from his disease of addiction. His family is heartbroken to lose him.

Chris grew up in Mendon, MA with his family and close group of friends. He loved to skateboard, snowboard and ride his BMX bike with his pals. He spent summers in South Harwich at his parents’ cottage, always bringing his friends along. Long fun days were spent boating and fishing. Chris attended Nipmuc Reginal High School in Upton, MA until his junior year. He moved to Cape Cod in 2002 with his family, and graduated from the Technical High School in Harwich. He put his skills to work in both auto body and garage door installation. He could always solve problems with his tools and know-how, and typically needed no directions to put most anything together. Chris' hobby in more recent years was to build and fly model airplanes; he was most happy and proud of his adventures with his planes. He also loved to play his guitar and hang out with his cat, Chance.

Chris is survived by his parents, Gregory and Donna Lapsley of West Dennis, his sister Brenna Lapsley of Quincy, his sister Sarah Lapsley-Martin and husband Marty of Hyannis, and niece & godchild Liv Claire Martin. He also leaves the love of his life Corey Teachout of Hyannis; Aunt, Darlene Garron and husband William of Dennis; Uncle, Charles Murphy of Florida, and cousins Emily and Katherine Garron, Jessica and Bryan Murphy, and Joey and Bridget Burke.

Visiting hours will be held Monday, July 30, 2018 from 4:00 - 8:00 PM at the Doane, Beal & Ames Funeral Home, 729 Route 134, South Dennis. His funeral will be on Tuesday, July 31, 2018, 11:00 AM, at the funeral home, with a tribute to his life. Burial will follow at the Oak Ridge Cemetery on Route 134, South Dennis. In lieu of flowers his family is requesting donations be made to the Duffy Health Center to support the adolescent and adult MAT programs. Donations can be made out to Duffy Health Center in memory of Chris Lapsley and sent to 94 Main St, Hyannis, MA 0260. For directions and online condolences please visit


  • Gregory and Donna Lapsley, Parents
  • Brenna Lapsley, Sister
  • Sarah (and her husband, Marty) Lapsley-Martin, Sister
  • Liv Claire Martin, Niece
  • Corey Teachout, Love of his life
  • Darlene (and her husband, William) Garron, Aunt
  • Charles Murphy, Uncle
  • Emily Garron, Cousin
  • Katherine Garron, Cousin
  • Jessica Murphy, Cousin
  • Bryan Murphy, Cousin
  • Joey Burke, Cousin
  • Bridget Burke, Cousin


  • Visitation Monday, July 30, 2018
  • Funeral Service in Celebration of Christopher's Life Tuesday, July 31, 2018
  • Burial Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Christopher Donaldson Lapsley

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Elisabeth Sedman

August 2, 2018

I am so sorry for your loss. I worked with Chris and found him to be charming and kind. Prayers to all.

Diane Imhof

July 31, 2018

Chris, Thank you for all the years we shared at the cape with our families. You and Jeff had great times growing up together, ones he will always treasure🛴🏂🎣
Rest In Peace til we meet again❤️ Diane and Jeff.

Jamie Regan

July 30, 2018

My condolences, I commend your courage about being public about sharing the disease of addiction.

Ellen Cunniffe

July 29, 2018

Dear Donna, Greg, Brenna and Sarah,
My deepest condolences to you and your family in this tragic loss of your son and brother. With a life cut so short, it is a difficult time for all. May you take some comfort in knowing that Chris is resting in peace.
Ellen (and Ed) Cunniffe

Kathy Maher

July 29, 2018

Donna and Greg and the Lapsley family
My sincerest condolences for the loss of Chris.
With greatest fondness,
Kathy Eastler Maher

Susan Purcell

July 29, 2018

So very sorry and sad for you all.

Josh Simon

July 29, 2018

So very sorry.

Sarah Bok

July 28, 2018

Words cant express how very sorry I am that Chris lost his battle. He was truly a fantastic guy. We had many great memories in shop together at the Tech. He was a kind soul and always a complete gentleman. Sending love and light to the Lapsley family. I hope it gives just a tiny bit of joy knowing he was loved by so many.

Amanda McGerigle

July 28, 2018

You were and are so loved. An angel on earth and now in the beyond, I know you will watch over all who loved you. Thank goodness Liv couple know you. I wish you knew how much we loved you. Thank you for the laughter and the smiles. You are at peace, we are broken hearted.

Rob Ford

July 28, 2018

Chris Lapsley was such a great friend.
His heart was filled with kindness to the very end.
His absence will leave a unthinkable hole.
Try to find comfort in knowing he was such a kind soul
He will be with us all looking down from heaven.
Always in our hearts like 24/7
He will live on in our memories and stories we share to be passed on and on for hundreds of years .