January 16, 1931 - July 27, 2021
Thomas Patrick Middleton, 90, a resident of Andover, passed away peacefully at his home following a short illness on Tuesday, July 27th with his sons, daughter, son-in-law, and granddaughters at his side. Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, he was the son of Frances (Ivis) and Albert Middleton. Raised in Andover, Tom was a member of St. Augustine Church and was educated at St. Augustine School and Central Catholic High School. He enlisted in the Navy shortly after high school where he trained to be an Aviation Electronics Technician. A veteran of the Korean War, Tom served as a flight radar operator performing search and rescue, reconnaissance, and anti-submarine patrols in the Sea of Japan and along the coasts of China and North Korea. Following his military service, Tom worked for Western Electric and later the Burroughs Corporation/UNISYS for 33 years managing large mainframe installations for the military and other government agencies. He was an avid, lifetime golfer, a lover of swing, big band, and jazz music, and an adoring grandfather. He was predeceased by his wife of 37 years Mary Frances (Melia) Middleton and his sister Janet A. (Middleton) Hartigan. Survived by his children Thomas A. Middleton of Melrose, Susan K. and David O. McCready of Andover, and Laurence E. Middleton of Bradford; granddaughters Amelia M. Middleton and Kathryn M. McCready; sister Sr. Margaret Middleton, S.N.D. of Ipswich; brother Albert W. and Margaret Middleton, Jr. of Gales Ferry, CT; cousins John J. and Marianne Hannon of Seabrook, NH and David and Hilary Hannon of Palo Alto, CA; sisters-in-law Frances Melia of Naples, FL, Margaret (Melia) Kleven of Marblehead, and Jane Melia of North Andover; brothers-in-law Edward G. and Jayne Melia of Redondo Beach, CA and Robert L. and Doris Mason of Andover; nieces, nephews, and cousins; and long-time companion Jeanne H. Tellier and family. All are welcome to attend his funeral Mass at St. Augustine Parish, 43 Essex Street, Andover on Tuesday, August 3 at 10AM immediately followed by a military funeral honors ceremony at St. Augustine Cemetery in Andover and then a gathering with the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Merrimack Valley Hospice; St. Augustine Parish; Bedford VA Medical Center. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the John Breen Memorial Funeral Home Inc., 122 Amesbury St., Lawrence, MA 01841. For more information or to send an online condolence please visit our website at www.breenfuneralhome.com.
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