Paul E. Millas


NAUGATUCK — Paul E. Millas, 67, of Naugatuck, passed away peacefully and entered into Heaven on Thursday, March 21, 2024. He was the son of the late Thomas E. Millas and Alexandra (Coretsopoulos) Millas, and the beloved husband of Diane Dileo-Millas of 38 years.

Paul was born in Springfield, Mass., on Jan. 5, 1957. He graduated from Longmeadow High School in Longmeadow, Mass., earned a bachelor’s degree in communications from Boston University, and then achieved his MBA from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Until his retirement, Paul worked for the United States Postal Service for more than 25 years.

Paul spent his retirement joyfully traveling to Iceland, Newfoundland, and Canada, visiting both several times; as well as the western United States.

He loved American battle history, and over a 30-year span, visited forts, battlefields and most of the important sites related to the American Revolutionary War, the Civil War and the War of 1812.

He was an avid fan of the Boston Red Sox, New York Jets, Boston Bruins and UConn men’s basketball. When the Red Sox won the World Series in 2004, he sat staring in disbelief at the TV for 30 minutes. How beautiful it was that he was able to see his beloved team win not one, but three more times!

He was an active parishioner at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Waterbury. Every month, he and Diane would load up the car with food items to bring to the Ecumenical Food Pantry in Naugatuck. He loved fly fishing on the Housatonic River in Kent.

Besides his wife Diane, Paul is survived by his mother, Alexandra Millas of Longmeadow, Mass.; and his two siblings, Christina Colello and husband Gary of Woodstock, Stephen Millas and wife Diane of Danbury.

He also leaves behind nieces and nephews, Alexandra Colello, Stephanie Colello and fiance Dan Haughton, Andrew Colello, Michael Millas and wife Caitlin, Thomas Millas and wife Stacie, Christina Urban; and a great-niece, Nora.

A Greek Orthodox funeral service was to be on Tuesday, March 26, 2024, 11 a.m. at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 937 Chase Parkway, Waterbury. Burial was to follow at Calvary Cemetery in Waterbury. Calling hours were to on Tuesday morning, March 26, before the church service from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at Chase Parkway Memorial/The Albini Family Funeral Home, 430 Chase Parkway, Waterbury.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in Paul’s memory to: Ecumenical Food Bank Inc., 75 Spring St., Naugatuck, CT 06770; or Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 937 Chase Parkway, Waterbury, CT 06708.

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