William George Anthony


William George Anthony
September 21, 1943
May 20, 2021

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William George Anthony, born September 21, 1943, in Conway, New Hampshire, passed away peacefully on May 20, 2021, in Scarborough, Maine, after a brief illness.

Bill grew up in and around Conway, the son of Alice and Philip Anthony. The family moved to Maine, and he spent time in Brownfield, Cape Elizabeth, Portland, and other nearby areas. Working since the age of eight, he had all kinds of jobs—from paper routes, to guarding the beach at Zeb Cove  in Cape Elizabeth, to working at Corsetti’s market in Windham.

As a teenager, he played guitar in a local band called the Nightmen. He went to Portland High and at age 17 went to Texas to serve in the United States Air Force. He got his GED while in the service, where he served in the Medical Records Office at Hanscom Air Force Base in Massachusetts. After the Air Force, he became a popular local businessman in and around Portland for many years, owning several service stations, including the Shell Station on Congress Street in Portland, as well as Bigs Cafe in Conway, and the Two Trails restaurant in Standish, Maine. As he approached retirement, he became a Notary Public.

Bill was preceded in death by his sister Marjorie, who died at age 18 and who he fondly remembered teaching him to ride a bike, as well as his brothers Phillip Anthony and Henry Anthony.

He is survived by his sister Nanci Allard; his children, Andrew Anthony, Scott Anthony, and Barbara Anthony Maughan; his grandchildren Andrew Anthony, Michael Anthony, Henry Anthony, Heather Kam, Rebecca Kam, and Phillip Maughan, and two great-grandchildren, Lily and Mackynzie.

His ashes will be interred in the family cemetery in Brownfield, Maine, over the summer.

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