Marilynn Middleton

Obituary of Marilynn A. Middleton

Dansville – Marilynn A. Middleton, 83 years of age, passed away early Monday morning, May 8, 2023 at Noyes Memorial Hospital in Dansville. Marilynn was born November 19, 1939 in Warsaw the daughter of Charles and Laura (Hooker) Babcock. She grew up in Avon and graduated from high school there. Marilynn and Braxton Middleton were married April 23, 1960 at St. Mary’s Church in Dansville. They recently celebrated 63 years of marriage. Marilynn’s employment career spanned a few different areas. She began at Blum’s Shoe Factory in Dansville and worked there for a number of years. In 1980, Marilynn and Brax bought an H & R Block franchise in Dansville. They owned and operated the business until 2012. While doing this, they also owned and operated Middleton’s Frozen Custard in Dansville. They purchased the building in 1983 and opened the stand in 1984, running it for over 20 years before their son Timothy purchased it. She also loved the Buffalo Bills being a season ticket holder from 1985 – 1995. Marilynn had many hobbies. She enjoyed bowling throughout the years, shopping and going to the movies or watching movies on television and Netflix. She enjoyed politics and listening to podcasts. The NYS Balloon Festival was also a favorite of hers as well. She loved history and the Civil War, travelling to Gettysburg every year! She also enjoyed many vacation cruises with Brax. Marilyn was a devout Catholic as she has attended St. Mary’s in Dansville, St. Januarius in Naples and for the past several years, Sacred Heart Church in Perkinsville. Marilynn was pre-deceased by her parents, Charles and Laura Babcock; her son Timothy Middleton; her grandson, Jedediah Middleton; her twin brothers, Robert and Bruce Babcock; and her sister in law, Joan Babcock. She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Braxton Middleton of Dansville; her daughter, Kathy (Harold) White of Dansville; her daughter in law, Christine Middleton of Dansville; her grandchildren, Heather Middleton (Chris Ritzenthaler) of Dansville, Ariel Middleton-Burdick of Dansville and Braxton K. (Beth) Middleton of Cohocton; her great grandchildren, Timothy, Dakota, Madelyn, Madison, Kendall and Holden; her brother, Alan Babcock of New York City, NY; her sisters in law, Judy Babcock of Wayland and Jane Babcock of FL; along with several nieces and nephews. Marilynn’s family and friends are invited to a Mass of Christian Burial at 10am Tuesday May 16, 2023 at Sacred Heart Church in Perkinsville. Committal prayers and interment will immediately follow at Sacred Heart Cemetery in Perkinsville. Contributions in memory of Marilynn A. Middleton may be made to the Vincent House, 310 Second Ave., Wayland, NY 14572.

Mass of Christian Burial

Tuesday May 16, 2023 ~ 10am ~ Sacred Heart Church, Perkinsville


Sacred Heart Cemetery, Perkinsville
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