Saturday, February 24, 2018


Claire H. Middleton

October 26, 1923 - August 12, 2017

Service Date: August 16, 2017

Calling Hours Tuesday, August 15 from 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM

Obituaries » Claire H. Middleton

Haverhill – Claire H. (Dickie) Middleton, 93, of Haverhill, passed away Saturday, August 12 at the Baker-Katz Nursing Home after a period of declining health.

Born in Newburyport, she was the daughter of the late, Ralph P. and Lucy (Hope) Dickie. She attended Newburyport public schools and was a graduate of Newburyport High School, class of 1941. After WWII, Mrs. Middleton and her late husband, William relocated to Haverhill to raise their young family. Mrs. Middleton was both a homemaker and career woman. She was employed at the former Western Electric in North Andover. She enjoyed gardening and traveling with her husband. A meticulous dresser, she loved shopping for new outfits.

A devoted wife, mother, and grandmother, she was the Widow of William F. Middleton who passed away in 2008. She is survived by her son; William F. Middleton Jr, and his wife Yong Sim, of Haverhill, a daughter; Barbara L. Galarza and her husband, Frank, of Newton, NH, four grandchildren; Tiffany Middleton, Michelle Galarza, Matthew Middleton, and Scott Galarza, four great-grandchildren; Maxum Middleton, Elle Galarza, Grayson Galarza, and Mila Middleton, two sisters; Muriel Coffey, of Haverhill, David Dickie of Fort Saint Lucy Fl. and Cassandra Drown, of Nashville, TN and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her siblings; Ada Ragsdale, Ferolyn Dinsmore, and Ruth Dickie.

Friends and family are respectfully invited to calling hours on Tuesday from 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM at the Kevin B. Comeau Funeral Home, 486 Main St. Haverhill. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday morning at 10:00 AM in the funeral home. Burial will follow at St. Patrick’s Cemetery, North Broadway Haverhill. Please visit Comeau Funeral Home on Facebook, or