Christopher C. Portell

Nov 04, 2019
Christopher Portell

Lewiston — Christopher C. Portell, 41, passed away at his home in Lewiston Friday, Nov. 1, 2019.

Chris was born Nov. 11, 1977 in Concord, Mass., son of Leonard "Rusty" Portell and Linda Phipps. Chris grew up in Westford, Mass. 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 and recently at the Looking Ahead Clubhouse in Lewiston.

Chris is survived by his children, Maximus and Violet Portell of N. Monmouth; father, Leonard "Rusty" Portell and Janet Hannon of Leominster, Mass.; step-mother, Deborah Seeley and her husband, Ron of Shirley, Mass.; sister, Rebecca Barrett and her husband, Kevin of Tenants Harbor; 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

A Memorial Service is being held Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019 at 1 p.m. at The Fortin Funeral Home in Lewiston. 70 Horton St. Lewiston. 784-4584.

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