Milly Urbanski
Milada "Milly" Helena Polach Urbanski
  • 88 years old
  • Date of birth: Aug 31, 1924
  • Place of birth:
    Astoria, Long Island, New York, United States
  • Date of passing: Nov 21, 2012
  • Place of passing:
    Shadow Hills, California, United States
When God closes a door, He opens a window.

This memorial website was created in the memory of an angel on earth who now has her wings...Milly Urbanski who remained forever young at heart.


Family and friends are welcomed and encouraged to share stories and photos on the STORIES page of this website and to also write about how you met Milly, how she made you smile or laugh and any story of your life shared with her.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Barb Rohrer on 22nd November 2017

"Still miss that great sense of humor, fun and humility."

This tribute was added by Denise Fleck on 21st November 2017

"Five years ago my mother dear, you left this earthly plane,
Much has happened, life goes on but you are so missed none the same.
I miss your smile and love for our dogs,
You were always there to lend a hand.
Your kindness was without limits, your words loving & true,
I am grateful we shared this lifetime...
How I love and miss you!
Ja cie kocham!  
Give daddy a hug from me and have him give you one too!"

This tribute was added by Barb Rohrer on 31st August 2017

"Lighting a candle for loving Millie - still missed and loved."

This tribute was added by Larry/Linda Phillips on 31st August 2017

We still think of you often, You were such a happy friendly person you deserved your wings. Happy Birthday!! Always your friends
Larry and Linda"

This tribute was added by Barb Rohrer on 22nd November 2016

"Never forgotten.  Always missed and loved."

This tribute was added by Denise Fleck on 21st November 2016

"Hugs & kisses to Heaven Mom.  We all love you and are glad you are looking after Bonsy.  Posted a picture of a fun memory with you. XO"

This tribute was added by Larry/Linda Phillips on 21st November 2016

"Millie you touched so my hearts with your love and generosity  Linda and I think of you often as many of your friends and family do also. Bless you, and we send our love to you!! Save us a seat in Heaven.

This tribute was added by Barb Rohrer on 31st August 2016

"Happy Birthday, Milly, girl.  Miss you, God's angel."

This tribute was added by Patricia Anderson on 31st August 2016

"Happy Birthday Sweet Milly! Kevin went to visit his mom last month and I told him to say hello to you from me while he was at Highland Memory Gardens. I will always love and miss you my sweetest friend."

This tribute was added by Denise Fleck on 31st August 2016

"Wow -- 92 today mom!  Can't believe it and that you've been gone almost 4 years.  So often someone will tell me how much they miss you, but we do everyday in this household.  Not long ago, Haiku (who is always quiet in the veterinarian's office) went into a crying wagging craze when he saw a woman with a can.  Until she turned around, I just know he thought it was you!  I hope you were able to welcome our Bonsai recently.  I feel so much better knowing her grandma was there for her.  Will find a photo of you and her to add to the gallery.  Happy Birthday and Ja cie kocham!!"

This tribute was added by Barb Rohrer on 23rd November 2015

"I still miss ya, girl.  I know you're up there looking out for your family and keeping all those puppies up there a jumpin'."

This tribute was added by Denise Fleck on 21st November 2015

"This website is called "Forever Missed," but I know all reading this will agree that my mom is forever loved as well!  Added a lovely photo of her to the gallery today decked out for Autumn in Southern California with the jades blooming behind her, almost looking snow-capped.  She so enjoyed being with her family and friends especially as the holidays rolled around.  Love & hugs to heaven mom! XO"

This tribute was added by Dee Hora on 21st November 2015

"What a lady! So many friends and loving family who still remember and miss her. She is smiling down and watching over us all now. Jim& Dee Hora"

This tribute was added by Joy Ernst on 10th September 2015

"Tomorrow is our card class and as usual I'll be thinking of you.  Sure do miss you.  Love to wherever you are, Joy"

This tribute was added by Denise Fleck on 31st August 2015

"Bow Wow Wonderful 91st Birthday Wishes Mom!  Hope you are blowing out the candles on a heavenly birthday cake! XO"

This tribute was added by Peggy Burhenn on 24th November 2014

"Milly loved my kolache cookies. When I make them I think of her.

This tribute was added by Joy Ernst on 23rd November 2014

"Last Friday morning Milly was on my mind while driving to our once shared greeting card class.  I was making up stories in my head  about what she might be doing, such as playing a practical joke on someone, telling someone they looked very nice today, telling someone else that her meal tasted so good today, having a happy conversation with a small child that just hurt itself, and smiling at someone that appeared to be a little sad.  I was missing her so much.  Tonight I was reading my e-mails and discovered the update on her Memorial page; I saw her date of passing and it was November 21.  Now I suspect that Milly was present in my mind because she knew she could make me happy one more time even if she wasn't physically present."

This tribute was added by Denise Fleck on 21st November 2014

"When my mom came to California to live with Paul, me and our then furry child Sushi, one of the things she delighted in was going once a month to a different local Tea Room.  I remember her saying joyfully, "This is what I always dreamed we'd do when you grew up!"  Glad we had those special moments together!  Adding a photo of her enjoying one of these very outings to the gallery.  Pinky up mom as you now sip that tea with daddy up in heaven."

This tribute was added by Dee Hora on 21st November 2014

"As I write this I am sipping coffee from a mug sent to me that reads Dog Mom, with a picture that looks like our Yorkie, Snickers, the reverse has Dee with two puppy paws. EVERY morning I drink from this cup and remember Milly and what a wonderful person she was and how much she loved her daughter and all her friends and loved ones some here and others who had gone before her most espcecially her husband.
You are loved!"

This tribute was added by David Kverek on 21st November 2014

"Aunt Milly always loved roses.  She would talk about how beautiful they are.  So I am leaving this rose (pretend it looks like a rose) for Aunt Milly.

Hope you and Uncle Cas are doing well together!  My love and prayers go out to you both of you along with Denise and Paul.  Love, David Mark"

This tribute was added by Patricia Anderson on 1st September 2014

"Happy Birthday Sweet Milly! I still think of you often. You have left this earthly world but will never be forgotten. Sweet memories last forever. Kevin & KJ are doing great. You would be so proud of them both."

This tribute was added by Pam Holt on 22nd November 2013

"Thinking of Milly and the family, especially today."

This tribute was added by Barb Rohrer on 21st November 2013

"I woke up this morning thinking of Milly, not realizing that this is the first anniversary of her death.  I think of her often and miss her.  I know she is "up there" kidding the other angels and is also protecting her family "down here.""

This tribute was added by Sabrina Barakat on 17th February 2013

"What an exceptional lady Ms. Milly was! She took interest in my (brief) study of Czech language, kept all us students informed by email and encouraged us with great energy and positivity. When I got married she sent a charming music box as a wedding present. Years later it was she who thought to inform me that language classes would now be available for children. So thoughtful."

This tribute was added by Marion Pollock on 17th January 2013

I met Milly when I became employed at Highland Memorial Gardens in 1995.  Milly sensed I was nervous and she immediately put me at ease.  She was very friendly and more than  helpful in my transition to this new position.  Milly always had a smile or a kind word  to everyone she came in contact with,  she was a very positive force in our office and throughout the Baldwin-Fairc"

This tribute was added by Jerry Barger on 16th January 2013

"It was  my pleasure and good luck to meet Milly in January of 1953 at a Doctors office in Schenectady, New York.
  I was new to the area and she took me under loving wing.
  In our most recent talks she told me how good her were to her.

  Virginia Barger"

This tribute was added by Patricia Anderson on 28th December 2012

"Milly was indeed a unique individual that always had a hug and a smile for anyone that she ever met. I was blessed to have ever crossed paths with this beautiful person. She just had a genuine love for everyone and made me feel that love many times. I will continue thinking of you and I feel comfort in knowing you will always be my angel. Much love and comfort to Paul and Denise"

This tribute was added by Suzy Ovsepyan on 19th December 2012

"down. I was planning on calling you to tell you about that beauty and a few hours later I called to say Happy Thanksgiving and Denise told me the news. It was unbelievable.  I love you and you will always remain in my heart."

This tribute was added by Suzy Ovsepyan on 19th December 2012

"Milly you were such a special person for me with your kindness. I remember you said you loved butterflies and one day you would become a butterfly. That made me sad and you noticed right away and started joking around to make me feel happy. The day before I got the news I was having coffee and thinking about you and I saw a big butterfly sitting next to me for almost 10 min moving her wings up and"

This tribute was added by Jo Oakes on 18th December 2012

"I must say, I still pick up the phone to call and just look at it, like..oh no...I'll miss her much....She'll always be in my heart..."

This tribute was added by Jo Oakes on 18th December 2012

"Dear Denise..Your mom was one of a kind and I loved her, even when I called her "brat", for fun.  I met her when she was working at hIGHLAND mEM., WHEN MY BELOVED jULIE DIED...sHE WAS wonderful and would leave a rose or card from Julie. On Mother's day she would send a card from Julie, but more than that, we ate out a lot, visited  each other often. She was a great friend.xox's"

This tribute was added by Laurie Modrey on 18th December 2012

"Milly gave me my first dress--from Saks!--unwittingly creating a clothes monster. Several years later, she brought me a very chic purse that I had been coveting in the Sears Catalog. How did she even know? Not long ago, she presented me with a silk scarf with different dog breeds on it. But most, I remember how she & my mother would joke around when they got together. Keep laughing, Milly!"

This tribute was added by Evelyn Modrey on 8th December 2012

"To the sister of my heart :How heavy are the heart and soul that paired with yours for these eighty-two+ half years, as class mates, Sokol partners, Bohemian School when we were six, sorority sisters at Queens College, life-long confidantes (our secrets in your keep), mutual mentors and coaches, shared tears and laughter. Oh, did you showed me how to win friends and influence people!  Wit!"

This tribute was added by Wayne Flammia on 8th December 2012

"" I think about you often I will always be your Teddy Bear as you called me. The thoughts of you will always be in my mind and the love for you will be in my heart forever. Thank you for being a part of my life for so many years. I will deeply miss you.You will always be my Mama Milly. ."

This tribute was added by janice snedeker on 7th December 2012

"I LOVE YOU, MILLY I look around my home I see you brought such joy into every ones life...and we all feel as if as if each one of us was your extra special will now be with your beloved Caz...we will all miss you, but we all have our own special, MILLY moments: My love goes out to Denise and Paul."

This tribute was added by Joanne Green on 6th December 2012

"Millie gave me a book in 1993 with her inscription,"to Joanne,So that we may share each day in thought and prayer".  I still read this book everyday.  This was Millie, caring, loving and thoughtful.  Our lose is heavens gain.  She was an exceptional
lady and I will miss her everyday. my prayers for Denise and Paul."

This tribute was added by Chris Gasti on 5th December 2012

"She was always smiling...that's what I remember most.  I'd like to say I met Mrs. Urbanski thru Denise but, actually, I met Denise thru Mrs. Urbanski!  Years ago, decades in fact, this wonderful woman who was smiling held me in her arms.  I was just a child then and throughout the years "Milly" was always smiling...I will keep her beautiful, loving light with me forever.  My love to D & P"

This tribute was added by wilma olson on 4th December 2012

"I can't imagine my life on earth without Milly in it.  She was my Millicent and I was her Penelope.  She was a woman who stood for devotion to family & friends; who fought the frailties of old age and displayed a zest for life we can all admire.  May God hold you in the palm of His hand, my love.  I adored you. Love to Denise and Paul."

This tribute was added by Gloria Ward on 2nd December 2012

"Milly never had a harsh word for anyone. She made a positive impact on all she met in her 88 yr journey. Once on a trip for PTA we talked so much we drove right by our exit and learned we kept the ladies in the next room awake that night because of all our laughter. She was a delight to know and now will be one of our brightest shining stars.  Go with God, you'll be missed. GREAT MEMORIES!"

This tribute was added by russell hobbs on 1st December 2012

"My wife Evelyn, a card-making buddy with Millie, also passed away the
12th of June. I had the good fortune of meeting Millie several time as I drove "Evie" to Rose's. Millie was somewhat of a "flirt". We each got a "kick" out of it, for I also am 88. Yes, she will be missed.  Russ"

This tribute was added by Dee Hora on 1st December 2012

"Helena was always in my thoughts going back to the late 70's when she painted my hair with "white out". I called her at HMG weekly at 4:55 to see if she was still at work-She always was-I asked for toliet tissue and paper towel counts-She called me Scrooge-Helena was always loved & will surly be missed.God Speed-   Jim Hora-Scrooge"

This tribute was added by Marcie Ambrose on 30th November 2012

"I met Milly several years ago when she came into my office at PCC.  It was love at first for her and her for me.  She liked to call herself "my favorite senior delinquent" She always shared a smile and blessed me with her beautiful hand made cards. I also enjoyed her delightful emails.  Now she's in Paradise reunited with loved ones and waiting for us to join the party one day."

This tribute was added by Cynthia Zuber on 30th November 2012

"Milly was so thoughtful and sweet to me when I  first  joined Los Angeles Sokol. She never forgot my birthday and she gave me cute gifts and beautiful, home-made Birthday and Christmas Cards. While she was ASLA Educational Director, she used to send me Czech cross-word puzzles and proverbs. Milly was like a grandmother; she comforted me when I lost my beloved cat and sent me lots of emails"

This tribute was added by Betty Wilson on 29th November 2012

"I was so blessed to have had the opportunity to work with Milly - A true Friend -at HMG.She loved everyone and everyone loved her.  She had the most beautiful personality. She made me laugh everyday. We kept in touch after she moved to Calif. Her beautiful hand made cards always came for me and my husband Gene. Love You Always."

This tribute was added by Jennifer Hart on 28th November 2012

"My tears flow and my heart aches.You will always be with me.You impacted my life at such a young age and provided so much guidance.I cherished all the time we spent together in the house, so many Saturday's.The Flammia family will deeply miss you.Love you Milly.Now you can be with Cas,"How do I love thee, let me count the ways." xo"

This tribute was added by David Kverek on 28th November 2012

"Oh my..with tears in my eyes, I write this as I think about all of the good times we have had all my life... I will miss your smiling face your infectious laugh, your great jokes, your handmade cards.  The great times at Thanksgiving and Christmas, telling stories and the laughs that go along.  I will miss you Aunt Milly!  May you rest in peace with Uncle Cas.    With Love, David Mark"

This tribute was added by Larry/Linda Phillips on 28th November 2012

"Milly was a very special lady.  She was always kind and brought happiness to all of us with her sense of humor.  I will miss her!
Love from,  Helen Vrana"

This tribute was added by susan edwards on 28th November 2012

"For Mom Milly. I moved away before I was able to spend time with Milly. But when I returned years later for a visit, Mom Milly was there to greet me at the Fleck "Ranch".  It was a warm and wonderful visit. She made me feel like family. Thank you Mom Milly......I Love You.

This tribute was added by Barb Rohrer on 28th November 2012

"I thought of Milly as my own personal Betty White.  A young spirit, beautiful, kind, funny, animal lover, people lover, sharp-witted, and what a personality.  Her many friends can attest to that.  And, how she loved Denise and Paul.  She spoke of them often with pride.  I miss our conversations and her good humor. Heaven has a new angel and comedienne."

This tribute was added by Jiri Harajda on 28th November 2012

"I met Milly for the first time in 2005 when being on Fulbright Exchange. My family and I kept coming to see her learning Czech once every month.Milly was the sweetest person I have met in my life. She always kept telling me she was the third Grandma for my little one Adela. She indeed was, is and always will be. I will truly miss you Milly."

This tribute was added by Larry/Linda Phillips on 28th November 2012

"Milly will always Quack us up! She was a very special person with a gift  for making and keeping friends. May her journey be peaceful and filled with many memories of all her friends and family that loved her. Bless her as she enters the kingdom of heaven. We love you!"

This tribute was added by Marta Jamroz on 28th November 2012

"Whoever met Milly, felt fortunate. I have never met such a beautiful and full of love and life angel like Milly. It was a love from the first sight. She will always bring a smile to my face and warmth to my heart. Kocham Cie, Milly!"

This tribute was added by Geoffrey Fleck on 28th November 2012

"Thank you, Milly, for your constant inspiration.  Thank you for your generousity and kindness and for your strength and courage.  Thank you for your grace and extraordinary sense of humor and for the love you so consistently and unselfishly gave.  And thank you most for keeping my brother in line.  I am blessed that you entered my life.  You enriched us all.  Thank you, Milly."

This tribute was added by George Pollock on 27th November 2012

"Milly worked with my mom. I worked at Publix Bakery. We got along GREAT.I loved to help Milly with her small chores and enjoyed our conversations and our Show and Tell time together.Milly you were my Guardian Angel more than you'll ever know Thanks from one of your many Florida families George Marilyn GeorgieGeoffreyGreggory and MelissaPollock Youll always b in our hearts and fond memories"

This tribute was added by Peggy Burhenn on 27th November 2012

"I met Milly at Czech class, she reminded me of my Czech grandmother that I lost when I was only a child.  I made Makova Kolacky and she loved them.  My grandmother did not live to see me bake kolacky as she did, so in some small way I was happy to find a surrogate Czech grandmother even if only for a short time.  I will miss you Milly!  Na Shledanou."

This tribute was added by Mary-Ellen Swietlik on 27th November 2012

"Milly had a wonderful spirit of joy and happiness...Full of laughter and love.  And of course, Denise was her gem.
Milly was, I am sure, elated with the family she had with Paul, Denise and the wonderful loving animals surrounding her."

This tribute was added by Shawn Fleck on 27th November 2012

"Millie reminded me a lot of my mom:  Great sense of humor, always a smile on her face, lots of energy and a loving spirit.  She was generous and creative, and she will be missed by all..."

This tribute was added by Dee Hora on 27th November 2012

""Every morning I have coffee in my Snickers Mom, the Yorkie coffee cup you sent me long ago and think of you with that first sip, always a smile on your face in my memory. Our son Tom who died 2 years ago was probably excited to show you around heaven and introduce you to all the fun crowd. She was so proud of you Denise and talked of you often. God bless you."

This tribute was added by Debra Jo Chiapuzio on 27th November 2012

"Thank you, for always smiling. Always offering me a hug. Making me laugh. You possess the same grace that my Granny had. And that too always made me smile too. Denise comes from great stock Milly. :-) You will always be with us. It takes us a while, those of left here, to figure out how. But one that has left such an impression, as yourself, you are always with us. Always."

This tribute was added by Patty Torrey on 27th November 2012

"Oh my..Know that the joy she taught so many of us, will remain with us for a lifetime. Also, that she is playing cards with the best of the best! Hugs and prayers."

This tribute was added by Eva Pilik on 27th November 2012

"I am so blessed that I had  the privledge of knowing Milly and she helped me so much being alone. I grew from her strength.
Dearest Milly you are the brightest angel in the sky. Love you forever. Eva and Mama in memory."

This tribute was added by Lillian Roter on 27th November 2012

"Milly: synonym for special friend and confidant - someone who touched my life in many ways. We always shared a good laugh; that's just how things were. Memories of Milly will remain close to my heart and will help me through the tough times. Miss you much dear Milly. Nazdar!"

This tribute was added by Nancy Davila on 27th November 2012

"I remember back in our Girl Scout days, meetings at your house. Your mom was one of the warmest, kindest people in my young life. And she adored her daughter.  Always."

This tribute was added by Pam Holt on 27th November 2012

"My heart is with Denise, Paul, Bonsai & Haiku and all of Milly's loved ones. She is such a bright shining force that she will be so missed in the physical. If we are lucky, we will be able to feel her wonderful spirit as she lives on in our hearts. I feel honored to know such a true angel. Love to all the family."

This tribute was added by Lucinda Coulter Burbach on 27th November 2012

"The world has lost an asset.  Milly worked for the community, the schools, her family, and friends.  She was a great cook, a delight to visit.  She will be missed."

This tribute was added by Lindsay Neumann on 27th November 2012

"Milly was so sweet and kind to me. I loved being around her, she always made me smile. She was such a genuine loving person. I miss her dearly and will always carry the memories of Milly's wonderful amazing spirit in my heart. <3"

This tribute was added by Tony Riccio on 27th November 2012

"The day Ann Marie and I met "Mom Milly" she immediately entertained us with her fun loving sense of humor and a "wardrobe prank"  that kept us laughing all night.  She was one of  the people in this world with "contagious positive energy" and we are honored to briefly have known her through our good friends Denise & Paul.  Her memory will live on, and may she rest in peace."

This tribute was added by Nancy Boyd on 27th November 2012

"Wow.....there is so much that I can say about Milly.  She was such a warm, giving human being that touched my life greatly.  She was my first boss....hard to consider her a boss as she was more like my mom.  I am sad right now and on the verge of tears so I will end this with how much I am going to miss her.  Love you Milly....."

This tribute was added by Stacey Coulter on 27th November 2012

"Milly was one of the warmest, most loving people that I have ever known. For Millie, there were no strangers, only friends that she had not met. She was a loving and kind presence on earth and many will miss her."

This tribute was added by Paul Fleck on 26th November 2012

"We miss you very much already, Mom Milly. The world was lucky indeed to have you for 88 long and happy years and it just won't ever be the same -- or as good a place -- without you.  I was always so honored and proud to be your Son-In-Law, and thank you for being the greatest Mom-In-Law ever to me.  Goodbye Mom Milly but only for now!"

This tribute was added by Denise Fleck on 25th November 2012

"My mom loved people and people loved my mom.  She lived every day with a song in her heart and met everyone she came across with a smile on her face always finding the silver lining in whatever life threw her way.  Truly an Angel on Earth my mom touched so many lives in her 88 years and graced me with being her daughter. XOXO"

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