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 stepdaughter 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 noon Monday, May 23, 2016, at 489 Peter Dana Point Road in Indian Township until 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 25. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 25, by the Rev. Kevin Martin, at St. Ann R.C. Church, Peter Dana Point. Burial will follow in the Tribal Cemetery. Arrangements by Mays Funeral Home, Calais and Eastport. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.maysfuneralhome.com.