Linda Blake

Obituary of Linda Michelle Blake

Linda Michelle Blake unfortunately passed away on Tuesday, April 27th, 2021, in the comfort of her own home in Kingston. Linda eventually lost her life after fighting a long, courageous battle against cervical cancer. Linda was diagnosed with her sickness in the beginning of January 2020.  She has left us at 50 years young to be reunited with her late brother Christopher Corkery, and her late mother Lauren Ortendahl.  

Beloved daughter and second born child of John Joseph Corkery, and the late Lauren L. Ortendahl, both from Marshfield, Massachusetts. Linda was the former wife of Thomas Joseph Blake II of Wareham, and the beautiful mother of their three children Thomas Joseph Blake III, Michael Thomas Blake, and Christopher John Thomas Blake who all lived in Kingston with Linda. 

Linda leaves behind many loved ones, her father John Joseph Corkery of Marshfield, and her sister Odette Louise Miller of Kingston. She is survived by her three loving children Thomas Joseph Blake III, Michael Thomas Blake, and Christopher John Thomas Blake who reside in Kingston. Her niece Kaleigh Marie Miller of Kingston, daughter of Odette and James Miller. Her niece Madison Leigh Corkery, daughter of her late brother Christopher Corkery and Kimberly Weslowski. Linda also leaves behind both aunts and uncles, including, but not limited to, her aunt Cheryl Good, her uncle Robert Ortendahl, and her uncle James Corkery. Linda leaves behind many cousins as well, Ryan Ortendahl, Amanda Ortendahl, Renee Nestor, Daniel Good and many others. Linda also leaves behind the many friends she made, and the people she met from the community, not just in Marshfield but from all over. 

Linda was raised in Marshfield Massachusetts because of her family's strong love towards the beach, and the lovely community as a whole. She graduated from Marshfield High School, and eventually met her future husband Thomas J Blake II who was from Hanover at the time. The two chose to move to Quincy together where they would have their first two children, Thomas J Blake III, and Michael Thomas Blake. After living in Quincy for a number of years, Linda was not only homesick, but she wanted to raise her children in the beautiful beach town she was blessed to grow up in, so her family moved to Marshfield. Upon moving to Marshfield, Linda and Thomas would end up having their third child together, Christopher John Thomas Blake. 

Throughout her life, Linda had many different jobs to support herself, and her family. Primarily, Linda took care of physically and mentally disabled people. Linda always felt it was her obligation to help people who were less fortunate than her, no matter the circumstances. Her true career was being a stay home mother as much as she could. Linda was not only a mother to her own children, but was a second mother to many of her children's friends. Her children and their friends were everything to her. Linda spent countless days with them, especially on the beach, just as she did when she was a young girl. Her sense of humor, infectious laugh, and laid-back personality will never be forgotten. Linda was extremely sociable and could befriend nearly anyone. All of her amazing qualities live on through her three children. Linda loved the beach but was also obsessed with music of all types, she loved singing, dancing, cooking, animals and nature in general. There are endless reasons why Linda was such a special person, but her warm and loving heart was her most important and noticeable quality. 

Linda will especially be remembered for her love of family, love of her friends, and the generosity and love that she showed toward so many people. Her courage, bravery, and strength were remarkable, along with her true kindness and complete selflessness. Linda’s faith in Jesus Christ helped guide her through endless obstacles in her life. She truly was an inspiration to so many people, and will continue to be an inspiration even though she is gone. She will be dearly missed by everyone, but surely not forgotten by anyone. We will speak of her, and think of her often, and remember that she will always be with us, because love is eternal. Although she is gone, she is at peace, and is certainly not alone. Everyone should thank God for blessing the earth with such an angel of a woman, she truly was a gift to us all. 

On Thursday, May 6th from 4 – 7 p.m. visiting hours will be held for anyone interested at Shepherds Funeral Home in Kingston. 

On Friday, May 7th at 11 a.m. a Funeral Service will be held at Saint Joseph’s Church, located at 272 Main St, Kingston, MA. A burial service will follow at 12pm in Saint Joseph’s Cemetery located at 130 Elm St, Kingston, MA  

In lieu of flowers, donations in Linda’s memory can be made to: The Blake Family.

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