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Frances Jeanette (Gervais) Culver

November 8, 1937 ~ October 17, 2021 (age 83)


     Frances Jeanette (Gervais) Culver, a devoted wife, mother and grandmother, a proud member of her large French Canadian Catholic family passed away unexpectedly on October 17, 2021. Frances (Frannie) was born in New Britain, Connecticut on November 8, 1937, the tenth of ten children, the youngest, as she loved to frequently remind everyone.  Growing up on Maple Street, she was a bit of a tom-boy, loved to play basketball and took great pleasure in being the first to take off down the street on the bicycle that she was supposed to share with her sister, Claudette.  She graduated from New Britain High School in 1955 and soon thereafter met and married her beloved husband of 64 years, Paul Stanton Culver of Berlin, CT. She and Paul resided in Berlin where they raised their two daughters, Robin and Tammie. Both loved traveling in their RV and were able to see most of the country alongside their lifelong friends, Charles and Ethel Blake, also of Berlin. She worked as a secretary for National Automatic Products, Berlin, CT until 1989.  Frannie was famous for the most beautiful and delicious Christmas cookies that the whole family, nieces and nephews alike, looked forward to every holiday season.  She also was an expert baker and talented knitter of gorgeous sweaters and afghans that she custom made for friends and family.  Frances is survived by her husband Paul, her daughter Robin (Culver) Olschan and husband Brian of Madison, CT, daughter Tammie (Culver) Daoud and husband Sargon of West Simsbury, CT.  She is also survived by her four grandchildren, Gregory Olschan and his wife Theresa of Wethersfield, CT, Ethan Olschan of Madison, CT, Sydney and Lauren Daoud of West Simsbury, CT.  She also leaves behind her sister Helen Evans of Farmington, CT and Kathleen Sales of East Berlin, CT and many adoring nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by sisters Anita Murray, Joyce Stanton, Claudette Faucher and brothers Norman, Ralph, Benjamin and Donald Gervais.

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Gathering of Family and Friends
October 22, 2021

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Berlin Memorial Funeral Home
96 Main Street
Kensington, CT 06037

Mass of Christian Burial
October 22, 2021

11:30 AM
St. Paul Church
467 Alling Street
Kensington, CT 06037

Interment following funeral service
October 22, 2021

Maple Cemetery
Worthington Ridge
Berlin, CT 06037


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