August 6, 2013

Margaret E. (Oakland) Korpinen, 93, longtime Middleboro resident, died peacefully Aug. 4, 2013, at Oak Hill Nursing Home.

She was the beloved wife of Vaino A. Korpinen for 71 years. Margaret was born in South Carver, daughter of the late Konsta and Betsy Oakland. She was a graduate of Middleboro High School, Class of 1938, and attended Williams Business School, in Brockton. Margaret worked in the business office of Ocean Spray in the early years of the company, and was a grower-owner for many years. Margaret was a charter member of the Middleboro Ski Club, and traveled the world with her husband. She was a great cook, loved crafts of all kinds, and was known for her beautiful flower gardens. 

Margaret was preceded in death by daughter, Betty Brown

In addition to her husband Vaino, she is survived by nieces, Cheryl Korpinen and Brenda Chase; and nephew, Neil Korpinen. 

Visiting hours will be held Wednesday, Aug 7, from 2-4 and 6-8, at the Ashley Funeral Home, 35 Oak St., Middleboro. The funeral will take place at the funeral home Thursday, Aug. 8, at 10, followed by interment at The Green Cemetery. 

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Betty Brown Memorial Scholarship at the Middleboro Public Library. Margaret was a lovely woman with great style and a warm heart, and will be greatly missed by all those who loved her. 

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