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Edwina Middleton

Edwina M. (Carey) Middleton was born February 5, 1943, in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She was born to Edward and Isabelle (Marsh) Carey. As a child, Middleton was raised in West Medford and attended the Medford schools. She attended Northeastern University, and worked as the Assistant Financial Aid director of Tufts University in the 1970’s, as well as holding positions at Roxbury Community College and Babson College. She lived in Tewksbury for over 20 years, and was married to James H. Middleton Jr. for over thirty years.

A mother of six children, and a grandmother of 21, Middleton had a rich social life within her community.[2] She was deeply involved in groups at her church, and was part of the group Y.E.S., a group dedicated to helping inner-city kids get the opportunity to ski. Additionally, she enjoyed knitting, sewing, bowling, and skiing.

Biography written and researched by Peter Lam.


“Edwina M. (Carey) Middleton.” 21 July 2004. Accessed 12 February 2018.

Simmons, Janine. “Experience and a Kind Heart.” Babson Free Press. 25 September 1980.

“When business is good…”. The Boston Globe. 12 April 1977.