Maria Elena Middleton born into eternal life on Thursday, October 8, 2020 with her loving family by her side. She was 18 years old on September 10th. She is the beloved daughter to Brian Michael Middleton and Susan Frances (Troiano) Middleton of Perkasie, PA.
Maria is the beloved sister to Brandon Davidow (Megan); Caitlin Fling (Michael); Sean Middleton; Kimberly O’Grady (Sean); Kevin Middleton; Siblings in heart: Diego Hill (Erika); Jamie Ayuso. She was the loving Aunt to eight nieces and nephews: Alexis, Logan, Luke, Jack, Jake, Sam, Molly and Gabriel.
Maria is survived by numerous very loving, Aunts, Uncles, Cousins and friends. She was predeceased by her loving grandparents: John and Florence Middleton and Paul and Rose Troiano.
Maria was an active member of her parish community, St. John the Baptist in Ottsville, PA. She graduated in 2017 from the Regina Academy at Saint John the Baptist and was a recipient of the Parish Award, Highest Average Award, Highest Average Religion Award, President’s Outstanding Academic Excellence Award, American Legion Award, Knights of Columbus First Place Essay Contest, 2017 Participant Penn Relays 100-yard dash and 2016 Catholic Textbook Project History Essay Contest Award.
She was Junior Class President of the class of 2021 at Villa Joseph Marie High School and was a member of Community Service Corps, Diamond Key Club, Mission and Ministry Team, Hope-A-Thon Overall Chair, Mini-Thon-Freshman Captain, Chorus and JV Basketball team. Maria was a recipient of the Widener University High School Leadership Award, she received the Highest Freshman World History Grade and Highest Honors English I Grade. She was a member of the National Honor Society and the National Society of High School Scholars.
Helping others was Maria’s dedication as she was involved in the Mother of Mercy House Annual Coat Drive and Building a Bridge to Uganda.
Maria’s hobbies and interests include being a Cantor, playing the piano, a dancer and dance instructor at Fitzpatrick School of Irish Dance and she was an avid reader. However, her most treasured activity was spending time with family and friends.
Her kind heart, fierce mind and brave spirit will continue to inspire each of us until we are reunited together in heaven. The impact of her life was her quiet ability to lead, unite, and inspire people to become better versions of themselves while fostering the love of God. Her spirit has affected the lives of many around the world and will continue to do so. Our loss is heaven’s gain.
Family will receive relatives and friends on Wednesday evening, October 14, 2020 at 4:00PM to 8:00PM at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa, 654 Ferry Road, Doylestown, PA 18901 in the Upper Main Church and on Thursday morning, October 15, 2020 from 9:00AM to 12:00PM in the Upper Main Church followed by Maria’s Mass of Christian burial at 12:00PM. Interment will immediately follow at the Shrine Cemetery.
Arrangements by Donahue Funeral, Flourtown, PA 215-348-9421