Domenica Opland

  • Born: January 22, 1931
  • Died: November 16, 2021
  • Location: Wakefield, Massachusetts

McDonald Funeral Home

19 Yale Avenue
Wakefield, MA 01880
Tel. (781) 334-9966

Tribute & Message From The Family

Domenica Opland, age 90 of Wakefield, died on November 16 at the Melrose Wakefield Hospital.

She was born in Saragusa, Italy on January 22, 1931 and was the daughter of the late Giuseppe and Lucia (Monterosso) Battaglia.

Domenica was raised in Italy and came to Wakefield at the age of 17. She was a longtime member of St. Joseph Church, and worked at Cerretani SuperMarket, L.B. Evans Shoe Company, and Revere Mills.

She was the wife of the late Malcolm N. Opland. She was the loving mother of Steven Opland and his wife Valery of California, and Jean M. MacNeill and her husband David of Wakefield. She was the sister of Rosa Margherita of Wakefield, and the late Maria Mignatti, and Anthony Battaglia. She was the cherished grandmother of Jennifer Scalia and her husband Marc, Brian MacNeill and his wife Jenna, Jacob Opland, and Cameron Opland. Domenica was also the great grandmother of Lauren and Aiden Scalia, Ellie and Calvin MacNeill and the late Ryder Opland.

Funeral Services are private.

Condolence & Memory Journal

My condolences to Steven and Jean for the loss of your mother. Mima as I knew her. She lived a long and fruitful life. My family the Duncan's, the Bennett's and the Surette's have fond memories of her, many of whom lived on Pleasant Street across the street from the Opland's family home on Otis Street. My mother Barbara loved Mima's sense of humor. Again, my condolences.

Russell Duncan

Posted by Russell Duncan - Leverett, MA - Family Friend   November 20, 2021

There's never enough time. I adored her from the first day we met. I loved talking to her everyday and laughing with her. Coming into Brightview will never be the same. It was a privilege to know Mima. I'm glad she can rest now. My favorite memories would be everyday when I would sit with Mima until one of the aide's came. We would talk about anything. I'd ask her about her life, and her family. She would ask me about mine as well. When I told her I had pet ducks, she was so interested. I would show her pictures and videos of them and she would burst out laughing. She would always ask me about the ducks and wanted to see more pictures. I will miss those moments so much. Every day when I would come into work I would go sit with Mima in her room for a few minutes and talk to her. She loved the company. I would get my other coworkers to come with me, and Mima would be so happy when she saw 4-5 people coming into her room yelling "Mima!!!". To Mima's family, I am so sorry for your loss, she was a wonderful woman. To Mima, thank you for being a friend. I can't wait until I see you again. Buona sera! - Arianna Timmins

Posted by Arianna Timmins - wakefield, MA - Friend   November 18, 2021