SUNDERLAND - Paul Korpita, Sr., 93, of 51 South Main Street, Sunderland, died Sunday, June 22, 2014, at the New England Health Center in Sunderland.
He was born Nov. 4, 1920, in Sunderland, the son of John and Mary (Danilo) Korpita. He was educated in Sunderland schools and also attended Deerfield High School.
He later married Regina K. Wisenski and they made their home in Sunderland. She predeceased him in 2008
Paul was employed as a chemist at the University of Massachusetts. He was a selectman for the town of Sunderland for 22 years. He was also a Sunderland police officer
and constable. He was an examiner for the State Milk Control, a Little League coach in Sunderland, and head of the Democratic Committee in Sunderland. He retired after 40 years at the West Experiment Station at UMass. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, and bowling.
Paul leaves two sons, Paul Korpita, Jr., of Deerfield, and Gary Korpita and his wife Terree of Columbia, South Carolina; one daughter, Kathleen Kennedy and her husband Michael of Concord; a sister, Veronica of Arizona; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, June 25, at 11 a.m. in the Wrisley Funeral Home Chapel, 90 Sugarloaf St., South Deerfield, with Deacon Theodore Tudryn officiating. Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery, Sunderland, with a reception to follow. Calling hours at the funeral home will be held Tuesday, June 24, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m.
Donations in Paul's memory may be made to the Sunderland Ambulance Fund, 12 School St., Sunderland, MA 01375.
Expressions of Sympathy may be made to www.wrisleyfuneralhome.com.
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