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Anthony Michael Best II

July 23, 1984 — May 20, 2016

Obituary for Anthony Michael Best II

Indian Township – Anthony Michael Best II, 31, passed away Friday, May 20, 2016 at Maine Medical Center in Portland with his family by his side. Anthony was born in Bangor on July 23, 1984 and attended Calais High School. Having a strong work ethic at an early age, he helped his grandfather do roofing and logging during the summers while in high school. Anthony continued working as a carpenter throughout the years and during seasonal times he did blueberry raking, clamming, elvering, and tipping. Recently he relocated to Portland and was working with his father Calvin installing docks. Anthony loved the outdoors and enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping, spending time with family and friends, and most importantly, cherished being with his two sons, Ahtuwen and Beckham. Anthony will be remembered by many for his passionate and kind ways, always the first to go out of his way to help others.

He was predeceased by his grandparents, Hazel Perley, Roger and Florence Patoine, Clare Nicholas, and Robert and Nancy Best; an uncle Granton Nicholas; and many other family and friends who have passed before him. Surviving are his two sons, Ahtuwen and Beckham and their mother Heather; a step-daughter Cadance; his mother Eva Sockabasin of Indian Township; fathers Anthony Best of Indian Township and Calvin Nicholas of Portland; five sisters, Crystal, Naomi, Renee, Patricia and Patty; two brothers Michael and Jordan; grandfathers, Raymond Nicholas and Elmer Perley of Tobique, NB, and Calvin Nicholas Sr. of Pleasant Point; his Godparents, Sylvia, Wayne, Dawn and Max; his Godson Heiden; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and dear friends.

Visiting hours will begin 12 noon Monday, May 23, 2016 at 489 Peter Dana Point Rd. in Indian Township until 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 25. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Rev. Kevin Martin 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 25 at St. Ann R.C. Church, Peter Dana Point. Burial will follow in the Tribal Cemetery. Arrangements by Mays Funeral Home, Calais & Eastport.

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Peter Dana Point Rd, ME 04668

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