S. Henry Milonas(1916-2012)

TURNERS FALLS – S. Henry Milonas, 95, formerly of Park Street, died Sunday (10-7-12) at Charlene Manor Extended Care Facility in Greenfield.
He was born on Nov. 16, 1916, in Manchester, NH, the son of Paul and Meropi (Kamberris) Milonas.
He was educated in the Montague schools and was a graduate of Turners Falls High School, Class of 1935. He attended work related courses at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell Tech Institute and the Massachusetts Department of Public Works Bridge Inspection School.
Henry was employed for the Mass. Department of Public Works for 33 years, retiring in 1983. He was a surveyor, construction inspector and a bridge inspector. In earlier years, Henry was employed by C. I. Hosmer General Contractors of Greenfield. He also worked for the Greenfield Tap & and Die Corp. He was a lifelong resident of Turners Falls.
Henry was a World War II veteran with the 662nd Service engineers in the Persian Gulf Command in Iran and Casablanca.
He was a member of Massachusetts Organization of State Engineers and Scientist, the Retired State County, the Municipal Employees Association and the TFAC. Henry was a former member of the American Legion and the VFW.
Henry was an avid sports fan and enjoyed watching the Red Sox, Patriots and the Celtics.
He was predeceased by his wife, Anna A. (Hmielski) Milonas, on Feb. 20, 2009. The Milonas' shared the same birth dates of Nov. 16, 1916 and were married on Nov. 16, 1938.
Henry leaves two daughters, Constance A. Robert of Turners Falls and St. Croix, Virgin Islands, and Jeanne E. Prokowich of South Deerfield; seven grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Katherine Bevans, of Manchester, NH, and several nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will be held on Thursday (10-11) at 11 a.m. at the Kostanski Funeral Home, 1 Kostanski Square in Turners Falls. Burial will be in Our Lady of Czestochowa Cemetery.
A calling hour will be held on Thursday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Meals on Wheels, 330 Montague City Road, Turners Falls, MA 01376.
Sympathy message available at: www.kostanskifuneralhome.com

Published in The Recorder on Oct. 9, 2012