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Olga (von Grotten) Culver

November 3, 1920 ~ May 22, 2018 (age 97)

Olga (von Grotten) Culver, 97, of Middletown, wife of the late Robert Harris Culver passed away on May 22, 2018 at Portland Care and Rehab in Portland.  Born in Berlin, Germany on November 3, 1920, she was the daughter of the late Baron Paul and Baroness Alexandra (Bibikov) von Grotten.

Olga lived most of her life in the Boston area, moving to Old Lyme and then Middletown, CT in 2008.  She was a loving and beloved mother and grandmother. A longtime member of the College Club in Boston, she had a great interest in architecture and antiques and loved to waltz. She was also an accomplished seamstress.

She is survived by two daughters, Alexandra Adelstein and her husband, Richard of Middletown, Louise Culver and her husband, Jeffrey Hurwitz of Merion Station, PA; a sister-in-law, Dorothy Benson of Alpharetta, GA; a cousin, Marie Voirin of France; three grandchildren, Rachel Adelstein, Katharine Adelstein and her husband, Tyler Fleming and Nathaniel Hurwitz.

Besides her husband and parents, she is predeceased by a grandson, Ethan Hurwitz.

Funeral services and interment are private and at the convenience of the family.

There will be no calling hours and in lieu of flowers, donations in Olga’s memory may be made to Alzheimer’s Association Connecticut Chapter, 200 Executive Boulevard, Southington, CT 06489-1058 or Middlesex Hospice and Palliative Care, c/o Development Office, 28 Crescent Street, Middletown, CT 06457. To share memories or send condolences to the family, please visit .


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