In Memoriam : Demetria Chadbourne
Demetria Leon Chadbourne - age: 66
(April 22, 1953 to May 29, 2019
Visiting Hours will be held Monday, June 3 from 1-3pm and 5-8pm at Dennett, Craig & Pate Funeral Home, 13 Portland Road, Buxton, ME 04093
Funeral Service followed by graveside burial and a meal will be held Tuesday, June 4 at 10:30am at St Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church 186 Bradley St, Saco, ME 04072
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to: Young Life Sebago, PO Box 914 Gorham, ME 04038 or www.giving.younglife.org/sebago
Demetria Leon Chadbourne, 66, died Wednesday, May 29 at home in Gorham, Maine. Throughout her life, Demetria was known for her enthusiasm, energy, passion, and love. Above all she loved God, her family and making a difference for others. Her tenacity and drive set her apart and there was no more fierce advocate in business or in life than Demetria.
Demetria was born in 1953 in The Bronx, New York and moved to Waterboro, Maine at the age of 3. She was the daughter of Nicholas (Leoutsacos) Leon and Alice Kouzounas Leon.
Known at the time by her childhood nickname “Mitzi,” Demetria attended Sanford High School and graduated in the second-ever graduating class of Massabesic High School in 1971, where she was head cheerleader and a delegate to Girls State, where she was named “Miss Dirigo” for congeniality. She proudly graduated from the University of Maine at Orono in 1975 with a degree in education, where she was recognized as a Sophomore Eagle and an All Maine Woman.
In 1976, Demetria married the love of her life, Dennis Chadbourne, with whom she had two children, Kyra and Aaron. After her love for Christ, family was the cornerstone of Demetria’s life, and her children were her proudest accomplishment.
Professionally, Demetria is most well-known for her real estate career, spanning over three decades, thousands of homes sold, and several hundred million dollars of real estate transacted.
She first joined ERA Willis-McNally, later ERA Agency 1, and finally opened her own company in 2003 where she led Demetria’s Team - The Real Estate Group. Throughout Greater Portland the bright red signs bearing her smiling photo were ubiquitous, often accompanied by the rider “SOLD: Demetria Did it Again!”
During her time with ERA, Demetria consistently ranked as the #1 ERA agent in the state of Maine, and ranked #2 in the United States. In 1995, she was recognized as a Star by the Howard Brinton Star Power network, which recognized Realtors in the top 1% of agents in the country. The Stars became an extended family that she cherished.
Prior to her success in real estate, Demetria taught briefly at Massabesic and Cape Elizabeth High Schools before becoming the physical education teacher at Gorham High School where she coached field hockey, leading her teams to win 3 state championships and 5 Western Maine titles. In 2007 she was inducted into the Maine Field Hockey Hall of Fame.
Demetria is survived by her husband Dennis of Gorham; two children Dr. Kyra Chadbourne of Portland and Aaron Chadbourne of Gorham; sister Tula Fanjoy of Myerstown, PA and brother Peter Leon and his wife Ruth of Wells, ME; sister-in-law Donna Jordan and her husband Carl of Boothbay, ME; and nieces and nephews Nichole and George Raftopoulos; Michael, Danae, Cyrus, Xander and Aslyn Fanjoy; Alison & Jacquelyn Leon, Matthew and Laura Leon; Susan and David Jordan and Michael Wilusz.
Mary Sanborn - May 31, 2019 Contact this person
So very sorry to hear that Mitzi has passed. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of her family. She was truly a wonderful person .Keep all of the great memories of her close to your heart. Heaven has truly gained a Very Special Angel. In love and sympathy, Mary (Smith) Sanborn
Nancy Ortiz - May 31, 2019 Contact this person
We were truly heartbroken to hear of Demetria's passing. She found our perfect home, along with her wonderful team, over 16 yrs ago. We are happy to say, we still live there. She was honest, hardworking and knew what was best for our situation. May you all be embraced with God's love and comforted with beautiful memories of Demetria. Warm wishes, Raul & Nancy Ortiz
Brian Atkinson - June 1, 2019 Contact this person
Dennis,Kyra and Aaron, Nancy and I are so sorry for your loss. Mitzi was one of those people that always happy and always ready to help. She will be greatly missed.
Douglas Abbott - June 2, 2019 Contact this person
Sorry to here about mitzi , our family of local town friends is getting smaller, my condolences
Scott Metzger - June 3, 2019 Contact this person
So sorry to hear of Demetria's passing, she was a force to be reckoned with and will be missed.