Michael Joseph Chadbourne, 16: Star football player, loved visiting Maine

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PORTLAND — Michael Joseph Chadbourne, 16, of Franklin, Indiana, formerly of Portland, died June 9 from injuries sustained while trying to rescue a friend from drowning.

Chadbourne was an upcoming senior at Franklin Community High School. He was a standout football player and a member of the track team. He loved spending time with his many good friends, especially his girlfriend, Kelsey Adkins. He loved visiting his huge extended family and friends in Maine for vacations, big pasta dinners, trips to the ocean and annual summer camps.

He would give anything to anyone. As his final gift, he donated his organs to the Indiana Organ Procurement Organization so that others may live.

He is survived by his parents, Christina and Josh Roberson, Michael Chadbourne; siblings, Simon, Nora and Lucas, all of Franklin, Indiana; grandparents, Tony and Darlene Napolitano and Bonnie and Clinton Chadbourne, both of Portland, Carla Hendershot, of Franklin, Keith Roberson, of Tennessee; great-grandparents, John and Linda McGovern, of Portland and Robert Roberson, of Tennessee; uncles and aunts, Tony and Jen Napolitano, of South Portland, Nick and Amanda Napolitano, of Augusta, Joe and Stephanie Napolitano, of Westbrook, Steven Chadbourne, of Maine, Jason and Kelly Lamb, of Westbrook, Mike and Kristina Uhl, Chase and Sam Hendershot, Hunter Hendershot and Maddison Hendershot, all of Franklin; as well as many loving cousins and relatives.

Friends and family are invited to visiting hours to celebrate his life on Thursday,  from 4-7 p.m. at A.T. Hutchins Funeral and Cremation Services, 660 Brighton Ave, Portland. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, at 10 a.m. at St. Peter’s Catholic Church, 72 Federal St, Portland. Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery. 

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