Dr. Dulce Milanes

The good Dr. Dulce Milanes, an 88-year-old Lake Forest resident, passed away early Tuesday morning, July 16, 2013 at Lake Forest Hospital.  Dr. Milanes was born in Havana, Cuba on June 19, 1925 to the now late Eladio and Amalia {nee Garcia} Milanes.  Dr. Milanes was an OB/GYN, maintaining a well known office on Center Street in Grayslake, delivering nearly 17,000 babies since 1954 at area hospitals such as Condell, St. Therese (now Vista East), and Victory (now Vista West).  She actually holds the United States record, surpassing 15,800 deliveries in 2002.  Dr. Milanes loved her chosen profession and the decades of patients, deriving true joy out of helping people for so many years.  She was the loving mother of Sergio Fuentes, Dulce (Robert) Brandt, and Matthew (Catherine) Fuentes; the adoring grandmother of Michael Brandt, Dulce Fuentes, and Jennifer Fuentes; the dear sister of Eladia A. (the late Rudolfo) Suris; the fond aunt and cousin of many; and kind-hearted physician to countless .  Friends of the family may visit at STRANG FUNERAL CHAPEL & CREMATORIUM, 410 E. Belvidere Road, Grayslake, IL 60030 on Friday, July 19, 2013 from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m.  Visitation will continue on Saturday, July 20, 2013 at St. Gilbert Catholic Church, 301 E. Belvidere Road, Grayslake, IL 60030, from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m., with Funeral Mass commencing at 11 a.m.  Interment will be held privately.  For information, please call (847) 223-8122 or log onto www.strangfuneral.org.

9 Responses to Dr. Dulce Milanes

  • Armand Ciabattari says:

    The Fuentes house was my second home growing up. Dr. Fuentes and Dr. Milanes were practically my second parents. I have too many fond memories to even begin to mention. To my oldest friend Sergio and the entire family, Barbara and I grieve your loss and and will hold all of you and your mother’s soul in our prayers. Eternal Memory!

  • Marylyn Varitek says:

    For the past 20 years, Dr. Milanes has been my go-to doctor for OB and GYN issues. She always took the time to listen, never rushed on to the next patient, and followed up with tidbits of advice for me. She will be greatly missed by me and by many others, I do not doubt. To Sergio and the entire family, my deepest sympathy to you all and my prayers but know that she’ll continue to watch over you all. Peace and God bless you.

  • Dulce Katie says:

    I love you Grandma.

  • Matthew, Cathy, Katie and Jenny says:

    We love and miss you.

  • Diana C.Chase says:

    I have been going to Dr.Milanes for 50 yrs. I am really gonna miss her. She always remembered all my kids names. She always asked about them especially my son. She talked to me for a long time when she found out my son died. God Bless You

  • Joelann Berg says:

    I was thinking about her today, I did not know she had passed away. I am sad to hear this. I owe her so much graditude… she made it so i could have children.. I will forever love her for that.

  • Bertha Cotton says:

    My aunt is in the hospital today very ill. As I was sitting there in her room as she dosed in and out of sleep. When she woke up for lunch and as I was feeding her, she asked me do you still see the women doctor you love so much and is she still delivering babies? I laughed and said that I’m sure Dr. Malanes is still bringing babies in the world. I decided to look her up to say “hi just thinking about you”. I didn’t know that she had passed away, she was such a blessing to me and I will never forget her. She saved my life and that can never be forgotten. Dr. Milanes rest in peace, I love you.

  • Natalie Cartagena says:

    I had no idea she had passed!! 🙁 she has been my one and only Ob/Gyn …my condolences to the family! She will be greatly missed she was the best ever! 🙁

  • C. B. says:

    I haven’t seen Dr Milanes for a couple of years and I was just searching for her office number to make an appointment when I saw this site. I am very sad. She was such a wonderful woman and an amazing doctor. My condolonces to her family and patients for losing an amazing person.

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