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Deanna Culbert
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Deanna Louise Culbert (Brown). Deanna age 74, of West Hartford (formerly of Monroe), passed away suddenly on Sunday, April 14, 2019. She was born in Sanford, Maine and was the daughter of the late Charles and Arlene Brown. Louise, to family and friends she knew her in childhood, and Deanna, to those whose lives she later touched, taught elementary school in Fairfield, prior to retiring to West Hartford. Her greatest joy was her family and friends to whose lives she brought joy and light. She leaves her husband John of 49 years; her son Adam Culbert and his wife Elizabeth also of West Hartford, and her daughter Lisa Miller (Benjamin) of Mamaroneck, NY; her beloved granddaughter, Anna Mae Culbert, and her cherished grandsons, Charles Culbert and Raphael and James Miller. She also leaves behind her stepdaughter, Sue Culbert Woolard of VA, and her two sisters Linda Brown (Leigh Goren) of Sanford, ME and Cynthia Brown of Carrollton, GA. A memorial service will be held this Thursday, April 18, 3 p.m. at The Universalist Church, 433 Fern Street, West Hartford, CT 06107. A reception will follow in Fiske Hall. In lieu of flowers and at Deanna's request, donations may be made to the Fern Street Food Ministry. Please make checks payable to The Universalist Church with Food Ministry/Deanna in the memo line

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Published in Connecticut Post on Apr. 16, 2019.
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April 13, 2020
My relationship with our dear Deanna remains as long as I am alive. I often ask her what wise words she would offer when I have something difficult to say to someone. I can hear her. She is part of my being. I hear her laugh. I see her smacking her leg when she thought something was funny. I see someone so comfortable with herself that she enables me to be comfortable with myself. I see her absolute love for her family. I see her. I really do. I just wish I could touch her.
Gail Feldman
April 11, 2020
One year later and we still miss you every day. April- your bunny collection would be displayed all over the house and your celebration of the Easter season would be in full swing with family and friends. You taught us how to find joy in everything, great and small. We three tall women walked along the Mill River each day after teaching enjoying nature and talking. Lessons learned, wisdom imported, joys and sorrows shared all became valued storage in our heads and hearts. Thanks to Lisa, weve also learned to look for ladybugs!
Gail Hill
April 23, 2019
I was so sorry to hear of Louise's passing. I have several fond memories of her as a small child through adulthood.
She will be greatly missed.

My love to Jack and the family

Bill (June) Holland
April 23, 2019
You will never be forgoten
Bill Holland
April 23, 2019
Dear Jack, Lisa and Adam,

I was so sorry to hear of Louise's passung. I have so many fond memories growing up with her, spending Holidays together, time at the camp and her overall love for life and her family. I remember you and her dancing at our wedding.
Please know she will be missed and if you need anything let me know.
Love Alison.
Alison and Ray Gagnon
April 22, 2019
First colleague then friend for 35 years, Deanna taught us well of compassion, generosity, positivity, faith and forgiveness. She knew to live in the moment and to celebrate even small events. Her light is out but we will carry her flame. Her words of wisdom will continue to speak to us all.
Gail and Marvin Hill
April 21, 2019
I am so sorry for the loss of your loved one. Please find peace and comfort in Psalms 119:76.
April 18, 2019
Jack and family,
My brother Scott just told me about Deanna's passing and I was very saddened to hear the news.
My deepest condolences to Deanna's family..
Jill Wynn
(Art & Barbara Bradshaw's daughter)
Jill Wynn
April 17, 2019
I remember Deanna so fondly from my time serving in Monroe, CT as Pastor at the UMC back in the late 1990's. She had a gracious, kind spirit and I loved being around her. Now I serve in Mamaroneck. We will lift up prayers for your family. So sorry to hear the news! Rev. Karen Burger
Karen Burger
April 17, 2019
I remember Deanne as a fantastic 5th grade teacher at Dwight! Students were so fortunate when they were assigned to her classroom. She was kind, loving and challenging! A fond Adieu, Linda
Linda Love
April 17, 2019
We extend our deepest condolences to Jack and the rest of the family. Deanna was a "DYNAMITE" person and teacher. I have only fond memories of team teaching with her at Dwight School. She was so smart, creative, and organized. I am happy to have worked with her as a colleague and friend. Bless you, Deanna!
Joe Sabol
Joe Sabol
April 17, 2019
To Jack and family,

I am shocked to see Deanna has passed. My mom was so fond of Deanna and loved having you both as neighbors. Deanna was a pleasure to be around. My fondest memory of her will be hearing her sing from across the street as she went about her daily chores.

Scott Bradshaw
April 16, 2019
I am so sorry for your loss. God keeps in his memory those we have lost because they are precious in his eyes. Ps.116:15
April 16, 2019
Dan, the girls and I send our heartfelt condolences to you, your family, and friends. We will miss Deanna's beautiful smile and joyful disposition. We feel so blessed to have known her.
Tara Lynch
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