He was born in Lowell, Mass., on May 31, 2007. He was the beloved son of Katherine and Scott Middlemiss (who taught at Groton’s Florence Roche Elementary School), and proud brother of Jack. Joey’s infectious laugh, and curly-lashed blue eyes were never happier than the day his baby brother was born. His special heart held a wisdom and empathy far beyond his 6 years.
Joe was a student at the Tyngsboro Elementary School where he spent many happy days alongside his many friends as well as his dad, Scott, who is the principal. Music was a constant in Joey’s life, a gifted drummer, music soothed him, excited him and allowed him to communicate in a way that words could not. Possibly the only thing that brought Joe more joy than bangin’ out a Beatles rhythm on his drums was the time he spent with his precious cousins, Cori, Tyler, CC, Sam, Molly, Chloe, Cash and Westin.
Joey loved Star Wars, Spider Man, his iPad, Ninja Turtles, crab fishing at “his” cottage in Maine, riding his dune buggy, but most of all he loved his family. His spirit will live on forever in the hearts of all he touched.
“This is the best day of my life,” words Joey added to his evening prayers. He demonstrated a passion for living each day to the fullest, with an exuberant joy that reached out and touched each of our hearts.
In addition to his parents, Kate and Scott, and his brother, Jack, he is also survived by his loving grandparents, David and Joyce Middlemiss of Haverhill and Charles and Louise Daigle of Dracut. He is also survived by his aunts and uncles, Keith and Liz Middlemiss of California; Tracey Dubois of Dracut; Jillian Middlemiss and Kim Morast of Woburn; Ryan Middlemiss of Lowell; Elizabeth and Alfred Nutile of Lowell; and John and Amanda Daigle of Dracut. He is also survived by many cousins, great-aunts, great-uncles, classmates and friends. He was predeceased by his uncle, Jeffrey Middlemiss, who he is trading jokes with up in heaven.
Family and friends are invited to attend Joe’s funeral mass to be celebrated on Saturday morning, September 28th, 2013, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Francis Church, 115 Wheeler Road, Dracut. His family encourages all those whose lives were touched by Joe to attend A Celebration of His Life at the Vesper Country Club, 185 Pawtucket Blvd., Tyngsboro, Mass., following his funeral mass, from 11:30 a.m. — to 4:00 p.m. to show your support for his family and to share in his loving memory.
Arrangements are by the Archambault Funeral Home, Lowell, Mass. (978-459-9315). Donations in his memory may be made to: The Joseph Scott Middlemiss Big Heart Fund, c/o Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union, 1345 Lakeview Ave., Dracut, MA 01826.