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Nickerson Funeral Home in Orleans, Massachusetts provides burial and cremation services for families on Cape Cod. For more than 75 years, we have proudly served Orleans and surrounding communities with the utmost compassion.

Our legacy of care

Our caring team guides families through some of the most personal decisions they make after the loss of a loved one. At Nickerson Funeral Home, we understand planning a funeral or memorial service can seem like a daunting experience, which is why we focus on providing the compassion you need. From discussing funeral costs to creating a fitting tribute, our commitment is to you.

Funeral services that celebrate life

Lobby at Nickerson Funeral HomeAt Nickerson Funeral Home, our funeral directors and support team believe that each life is unique. Therefore, each service should be too. We welcome families to share stories and memories, so we can add those details and create something special. Our approach to funeral planning provides families with creative ways to reflect their loved one while helping others begin the path to healing.

In addition, we host community events annually in honor of our veterans and work closely with local veterans organizations. With respect, integrity and dignity, we will walk you through the steps of creating a veteran’s memorial service that truly honors the life and sacrifice of your loved one.

Plan ahead

Those who wish to plan ahead a funeral or memorial service have several options as well. We're happy to discuss costs, burial versus cremation, transfer abilities and other important aspects. Choosing this option ensures your needs are met while removing the burden of planning from your family.

Welcoming Orleans families

Our Orleans funeral home is locally operated by residents in the community. We are your friends and neighbors. It's this commitment to care that allows us to provide families with the support they need with a personal touch.

Feel free to stop by Nickerson Funeral Home to learn more about our services or to meet someone from our team. We are here to serve you.

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At Dignity Memorial, we take our promises seriously. That’s why we offer a 100% service guarantee. We strive to get every detail right the first time, every time. If for some reason we don’t and you’re dissatisfied with any aspect of your service, we will remedy it quickly and fully. Learn about our Dignity Difference benefits.

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Ratings & Reviews

Verified Customer Reviews

Since 2005, many of our customers have taken the time to tell us how we did each year via our Voice of the Customer program. Our star ratings and comments from families come directly from these surveys.

"Katy and the staff at Nickerson were incredibly caring and flexible. Even though we couldn't be together physically, they made it possible for the family to be with my aunt, virtually, at her burial."

jd-power-verified-checkmark Verified Burial & Memorial Service Customer

October 2020

"Attention to detail"

jd-power-verified-checkmark Verified Burial & Memorial Service Customer

August 2020

"Our family primarily dealt with Jessica and Katy. Their professionalism, knowledge, willingness to help, and comforting ways are second to none. They helped our family navigate the funeral process with ease."

jd-power-verified-checkmark Verified Burial & Memorial Service Customer

April 2020

"My family and I would highly recommend Nickerson Funeral Home."

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March 2020

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Meet Our Team

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  • Orleans Funeral Home Manager -  Nickerson Funeral Home

    Christopher G Luciano

    General Manager
  • Hyannis Funeral Home Manager -  Doane Beal & Ames

    Lisa Marguerite Wolfsen

    General Manager
  • Orleans Funeral Home Funeral Director -  Nickerson Funeral Home

    Katherine Randolph Desrochers

    Funeral Director
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