H.M. Patterson & Son-Canton Hill Chapel

1157 Old Canton Road Ne, Marietta, GA


Sandra Urbano

March 27, 1940October 31, 2019

Sandra (Sandi) Mae Urbano of Marietta, GA passed away peacefully on Thursday October 31, 2019 after a brief battle with pancreatic cancer. She is preceded in death by her parents Theodore and Hortense Halle and her sister Jackie Halle Frizell. Born March 27, 1940 in Berlin, Hew Hampshire, her family moved to Portland, Maine when she was 3 years old. She attended Deering High School and Westbrook Jr College in Portland. In the summer of 1959, she meet her future husband, Tony, at the Scarborough Downs racetrack in Scarborough, Maine. They married October 22, 1960 and the next few years they lived in Alabama and Maryland where Tony was stationed in the US Army. Later they moved to Pittsfield and North Attleboro, Massachusetts with their four children. In 1973 the family moved to Taylors, SC where they spent the next four years. Lifelong friends were made in Taylors with great memories of beach and lake trips, back-yard BBQ’s, summers at the pool and Sandi helping keep all the neighborhood kids in line.

In 1977, Sandi and the family moved to East Cobb where she remained in her Indian Hills home until her death. Sandi wasted no time making new friends. She was very active in the tennis community playing several times a week and spent many Friday and Saturday nights at Indian Hills Country Club with her friends and neighbors. Sandi never met a stranger and was never the first to leave a good party. She had a very rewarding 36-year career working for Atlanta Oral & Facial Surgery Associates where she worked until she was 77. Beyond family and friends, her love and passion was tennis, gardening, the beach, summer trips back home to Maine, lobster rolls and a proper “Italian” sandwich from Amatos in Portland. She is survived by her loving husband, Tony Urbano, her four children, Tony Urbano Jr, Joe (Liz) Urbano, Sherri (Matt) DiDuro and Mark (Donna) Urbano. She also leaves behind her six grandchildren, Kristine and Erik Urbano, Isabella, Emma and Annalia DiDuro and Francesca (Frankie) Urbano.

A funeral Mass will be held Tuesday November 5, 2019 at 10:30 AM at Holy Family Catholic Church 3401 Lower Roswell Rd, Marietta GA 30068. A reception will follow at the church.

Interment will be held at a later date at the National Cemetery in Canton GA.

In lieu of flowers, the family asked for donations to your choice of the following: The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network or Holy Family Catholic Church


  • Memorial Service Tuesday, November 5, 2019


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Jeanette McCreary

November 5, 2019

Very sad to hear Sandy passed away so suddenly. She always greeted me with affection and that beautiful smile.

God bless Tony and family. May you be comforted by memories of a very special lady.

Jeanette McCreary

Reggie and Dave Wood

November 5, 2019

"The life I touch for good or ill will touch another life, and in turn another, until who knows where the trembling stops or in what far place my touch will be felt." Frederick Buechner

Thank you Sandi for the joy you spread while here on earth. Your positive influence will continue to live in all of us who were fortunate enough to know you.

Mark Wagasky

November 5, 2019

Hi Tony

I was shocked and deeply saddened to hear that you lost Sandi. I am sorry that my travels have me missing her mass this morning. She lifted me up every time we played tennis together or when I saw her around town. A bright light in our village is gone, but will not be forgotten.

All the best,
Mark Wagasky and the Wagasky Family

Susan Avesian

November 5, 2019

My dear Sandi. The memories are what will always be with me. I miss you more than you know. My condolences to Tony and the family

Patsy burberry

November 3, 2019

Sandi joined our “swim team” this past summer. She always came with a lot of happiness. She became an important part of our class. I enjoyed getting to know her and am so shocked and dismayed at this sudden departure. She will be missed greatly.

Patricia Democko

November 3, 2019

Sherri and Matt and family. Our sympathy to all of you. Sending prayers. We are so sorry for your loss. God bless you all.


Patti and Butch and family

Brenda D’Augustine

November 2, 2019

Sandy was a very warm, funny lady, who always had a positive attitude and could make you laugh. She was a great tennis player and loved the game, and we spent many Friday nights at the club with our husbands playing tennis. What a great lady, she will be missed by all who ever had the privilege of knowing her. RIP our sweet angel

Lisa Gabay

November 2, 2019

Sandi was one of the most fun-loving people I’ve ever met! We had some great times on the tennis courts and it was always a joy to be with her. She will be greatly missed. Sincere condolences to your entire family.
Lisa and Mike Gabay

marie uden

November 2, 2019

Sandi was a treasure. I have known her for 30 years. To me she was one of my go to people to give advise. She was there for me when I went through a rough time. I cherish our time together. This past August we had out traditional lunch together at Canoe restaurant. She will be missed so much. I was looking back on so many memories together. Love her!

Duane Meadows-McCallister

November 2, 2019

Sandi will truly be missed in the East Cobb area. She was a good friend..........a friend who was more like a sister. We shared good times and sad times - we were co-workers and "partners in crime." I will miss her sense of humor but will always remember the laughs we shared and the fun we had! She will forever be remembered.

Duane Meadows-McCallister