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George S. Milionis

March 17, 1943 — February 15, 2024

Paxton

 

PAXTON-George Milionis, 80 of Paxton passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 15, 2024. He is predeceased by his loving wife of 53 years, Frances D. (Long) and their beloved son Joseph Milionis.

 

George is survived by his six children: sons Michael E. Milionis; Stephen A. Milionis and his wife Andrea; Keefe J. Milionis and his partner Melissa Rose; Nicholas P. Milionis; Andrew G. Milionis and his fiancé Laura Crotty; and his daughter Deirdre A. (Milionis) Mitchell and her husband Benjamin. He was "Papou" to his grandchildren: Molly, Madeline, Sidney, Max, Jake, and Cameron. He also leaves behind his dear sisters: Cleo Milionis; Bessie Petropoulos and her husband John; and Connie St. Amand as well as many brothers- and sisters-in-laws, cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends.

 

George was born on March 17, 1943 in the village of Tsamantas, Epirus, Greece, the son of Stavros Milionis and Lamprini (Basdravanis) Milionis. He immigrated to Worcester with his family in 1951 as Greek Civil War refugees and became members of St. Spyridon's Greek Orthodox Cathedral. He attended Commerce High School, and with a love for his new home country, George proudly joined the United States Marine Corps and later, the Army. He was an 82nd Airborne Paratrooper and served in the Dominican Republic Conflict. 

 

George was a proprietor of several small businesses in Southbridge, including Slim's Cafe, George's Fruit Stand, and Michael's Pub. A natural born leader, he excelled at management and in wire and cable manufacturing at General Wire before joining Comtran Corporation where he was Plant Superintendent for over 20 years.

 

In his retirement, George enjoyed painting, photography, cooking for his family, especially traditional Greek recipes, sailing on Webster Lake, kayaking on Long Pond, and in the garden with his wife "Frannie mou."

 

George lived his life according to the credo of the USMC: Semper fidelis - always faithful. We will remember him for his fiercely independent spirit and seemingly unending strength. He instilled in all of us the values of hard work, resilience, perseverance, and a genuine love for our Greek heritage.

 

A Visiting Hour will be held on Thursday, February 22 at 10 AM at St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 102 Russell St followed by a Funeral Service at 11 AM. Burial will be private.

 

In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests that contributions be made to Veterans Inc. 69 Grove Street, Worcester, MA  01605.

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