Christopher O. Guptill
Searsmont — Christopher O. "Lump" Guptill, 31, died unexpectedly at his home, Thursday, June 12, 2014.
Born in Vinalhaven, July 10, 1982, he was the son of Albert H. Guptill III, and Nancy Olson Guptill Walker. Growing up on "the Island," he was educated in local schools and was a class of 2000 graduate of Vinalhaven High School. During his high school years, Chris enjoyed playing basketball, soccer and was a member of the Math Team. He traveled with the French Club to Paris and spent a time in Russia as part of a student exchange program.
He was a member of the Boy Scouts of America, Troop No. 242, Vinalhaven, and enjoyed attending Camp Winniaugwamauk in Brooksville.
In the fall of 2000, he began studies at Bentley University in Boston, graduating in 2004 with a bachelor of science in finance.
Having lobstered out of Vinalhaven throughout his school years, after graduating from Bentley, Chris returned to the island where he lobstered another season. The next year he spent working in the corporate offices of Proctor & Gamble in Waltham, Mass. Returning to Maine, he worked a brief time with MBNA before moving to the accounting division of Camden National Bank. From 2008 to 2014 he was associated with Allen Financial Services in Camden. Most recently Chris worked with Edward-Jones Company in its Camden office.
On Sept. 18, 2010, he married Sarah L. Marriner at Point Lookout in Northport. Chris and Sarah worked together making their home. He loved their black Labs "Maggie" and "Ellie," who Sarah said, they considered their children.
Chris was an avid University of Maine hockey fan and attended many of that teams games.
Predeceased by his maternal grandfather Ivan H. Olson, Chris is survived by his wife Sarah of Searsmont; his mother and step-father, Nancy and Robert "Richie" Walker of Rockport; his father, Albert "Billy" Guptill III; sister, Rebecca Guptill; brother, Andrew Guptill; maternal grandmother, Norma Olson, all of Vinalhaven; paternal grandparents, Albert Jr., and Margaret Robishaw Guptill of Camden; step-brother, Michael Walker of Scarborough; step-sister, Christina Powell and her husband Nick and their three children of Yarmouth; his parents-in-law, Michael and Sheila Marriner of Lincolnville; sister-in-law and her husband, Stacy and Jason McCarthy of Durham; brother-in-law, Zachary Marriner of Thomaston; a niece AnnaLee Dyer of Vinalhaven; as well as several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Friends and relatives are invited to visit Wednesday, June 18, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home, 110 Limerock St., Rockland.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may\ be made to Pope Memorial Humane Society of Knox County, P.O. Box 1294, Rockland, ME 04841 or in Chris’ memory to Vinalhaven High School Soccer Program, C/O MSAD 8, Vinalhaven School, 22 Arcola Lane, Vinalhaven, ME 04863.
To share a memory or condolence with Chris’ family, please visit his Book of Memories at bchfh.com.