DANIELSON, CT – Father Nick Milas has passed away. He was born in Philadelphia, PA to Andrew and Helen Milas (Costa) and is survived by his wife, Dina Milas (Karivalis); his daughters Dr. Eleni Milas and her husband Claudio DaSilva, and Marika Milas, both of Cranston, RI; a brother, Mathew Milas of Lincoln, RI; and his sisters Betty Tsarouchis of Tarpon Springs, FL and Georgianne Young of Fuquay Varina, NC.
Throughout his life, Fr Nick was dedicated to serving his community.
After graduating from Hellenic College with a Bachelor of Arts with Honors, and then from Holy Cross School of Theology with a Master of Divinity with Distinction, Fr. Nick served several parishes as a Greek Orthodox priest. His career began at Saints Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church in Washington, DC, and then he moved with his young family to Rhode Island and served six years at The Assumption of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church in Pawtucket. After that, Fr. Nick served the parish of Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Danielson, CT for 36 years until his retirement in 2021. While serving as a priest in Danielson, Fr. Nick wore many hats and even taught Greek School to the youth of the parish, in order to carry on the language and traditions of the Greek culture.
In 1984, Fr. Nick graduated from Rhode Island College with a Master of Education and was a Special Education teacher in Providence Public Schools until 2012. During his decades as a teacher, he also served on the Executive Board of the Providence Teachers’ Union; as In-Service Coordinator for the Providence Teachers’ Union; and as Director of Mentoring for new teachers, where he was able to share his passion for the profession he so loved.
Calling hours was on Friday June 9 at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 80 Water St, Danielson, CT 06239. The Divine Liturgy and Funeral Service took place on Saturday June 10, followed by the funeral service, also at Holy Trinity Church. Burial followed at Westfield Cemetery, Danielson.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Fr. Nick’s memory to Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, PO Box 236, Danielson, CT 06239.