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Mariah Middleton-Rackliff

July 22, 1975 ~ July 6, 2022 (age 46) 46 Years Old


Mariah Anne “Moo-Moo” Middleton-Rackliff, 46, of Jefferson, Maine, passed peacefully at home in the early morning hours of July 6th.  To all who knew her, Mariah was a shining beacon of compassion and the life of every party.  She possessed an unrivaled sense of humor, matched only by her selfless drive to help and care for others. 

Her 25+ years of dedicated service to the field of mental and behavioral health, touched the lives of countless individuals.  Having received a Master of Arts degree in English Literature, Mariah was an avid writer and published author.  With an unbelievably enduring strength and creative drive, she channeled her life story into hundreds of beautiful poems and two autobiographies; as well as a memoir of her father’s life, including his experience as a Green Beret. 

A lover of art and music, Mariah enjoyed spending her time reading, attending concerts for her dose of “music therapy,” and of course cracking jokes like the Class Clown that she was!

She was preceded by her father, James William Middleton; and her mother, Charlene Lee Middleton, both of Jefferson.

She is survived by her two children, Megan and James; loving and devoted husband, John; sister, Shenandoah; nieces, Creedance and Audrey; great-niece, Naomi; parents-in-law, Nelson and Mary; her dog, Hulk; plus countless other relatives, friends, and chosen family members including her close friends, Wanda, Sheila, Janice, and Emily.

A private celebration of her life will be held for her family. A benefit cornhole tournament and raffle held in Mariah's name, will be held at 1:00pm, on Sunday, July 24th at the Harbor Room Restaurant in New Harbor.  In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Midcoast Humane, 190 Pleasant Street, Brunswick, ME 04011.

Arrangements are under the direction and care of the Strong-Hancock Funeral Home, 612 Main Street, Damariscotta, ME 04543.  Condolences, and messages for her family, may be expressed by visiting:



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