Gabriela Oppen

Gabriela Oppen (Bacares)

Friday, April 8th, 1983 - Sunday, June 16th, 2019
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Gabriela (Bacares) Oppen, 36, of Watertown, entered this world on April 8, 1983 and left it on Sunday, June 16, 2019 leaving it a better place than when she entered. Beloved wife of Robert Oppen and daughter of Elizabeth Bacares and the late Guillermo Bacares of Queens, New York.

Born in Colombia, and raised in New York, she moved to Massachusetts for college where she met her soulmate, Robert. She and Robert shared a loving home and life for 15 years. Gabriela was a beautiful, selfless, and nurturing individual that always gave out more love than she took. She loved her family, friends, the students and staff of Harvard University where she worked, and her beloved fur baby Cooper. Gabriela is survived by her siblings, Maria, Cesar, and Ruben.

Visitation will be held at 4-8 p.m. Friday, June 21, at DeVito Funeral Home, 761 Mount Auburn Street, Watertown. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Furever Dachshund Rescue, which is where Cooper was adopted from.
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  • Visitation

    Friday, June 21st, 2019 | 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Friday, June 21st, 2019 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    DeVito Funeral Home - Watertown
    761 Mt. Auburn Street
    Watertown, MA 02472
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Posted at 02:27pm
My heart was caught when I read you lost your precious Gabby and I wanted to send my warmest condolences to the family. To lose a loved one too soon can bring such overwhelming grief but Jesus assures us at John 5:28,29 that you will have her in your life once again without the pain we see today. Until God’s promises come true may every good thought, every memory of the love you felt, flood and overtake you with calm and peace to help you through the dark moments. Please go to for more encouraging scriptures and videos to help heal your broken heart 💔

Figueroa Urriago Family

Posted at 05:20am
Gabriela 's memory will be forever in our hearts and thoughts. Gracias por tu excelente manera de ser. Te extrañaremos. Familia Figueroa Urriago.

Lackland Legal Office

Posted at 09:27pm
For a beautiful person gone too soon.
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Imane & Fanny

Posted at 01:45pm
Gabi, we will always cherish your memory and we will miss your beautiful smile and light energy. Just like Hooper, we will keep dreaming big for you. You are forever in our hearts Gabi ❤ Imane
“Dear Gaby, you will be missed. Your presence will be missed. And your Beautiful contribution to our World will be missed, as well as your books and Beautiful Dreams. At every step of the way, when we walk to make our Dreams come True, you will be with us. Forever.”Fanny
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Gloria Oppen

Posted at 11:04pm
Gabi, you will be greatly missed. Heaven has gained a beautiful angel. We will forever love you! Peter, Gloria & Family

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