Cornelia Harrop Middleton

Cornelia Harrop Middleton, June 19, 1962 – May 1, 2024

            Nina was born in New Bedford, Massachusetts to Jane Shearer Harrop and William Henry Harrop III and grew up in Padanaram, MA. She attended grade school and early high school in Dartmouth, MA and spent the rest of her high school years at Suffield Academy in Connecticut. She earned her BA summa cum laude at Providence College and her Masters in Social Work from Rhode Island College. She was a crisis navigator in the emergency department of Good Samaritan Medical Center, Brockton, MA the final ten years of her career. She lived her life to the fullest, including during her final four years with breast cancer.

            Nina was an athlete – a runner, sailor, and excellent skier – who relished the outdoors. She was a champion of women’s rights. Together with her husband John she raised their daughter Cency in their Mattapoisett home. Nina loved travelling and spending time at the family cottage on the shores of Lake Michigan.

            In addition to John and Cency, Nina leaves behind her son-in-law Anders Fogel and grandson Magnus, her brother William Henry Harrop IV, his wife Cathy, her nephew Will, and nieces Jen and Delaney, as well as a wealth of wonderful friends. She leaves a hole in a lot of hearts, or better to say she finds a lasting place in them.

            Services will be private. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute Jimmy Fund or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. For online guestbook, please visit

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  1. Henry Mitchell says:

    A most wonderful woman. Sadly gone to soon.

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