About

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.

Amenities

Location

Cremation

Service

Other

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Express your sympathy with flowers & gifts

1-800-Flowers

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Remember the one you love

Honor the memory of your loved one with cemetery flower placement. You choose the flowers. You choose the months. We do the rest.

Learn More
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Express your sympathy with flowers & gifts

1-800-Flowers

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Not finding what you are looking for? Search for your loved one's obituary across any of our other locations.

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Express your sympathy with flowers & gifts

1-800-Flowers

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Unable to find an obituary?

Not finding what you are looking for? Search for your loved one's obituary across any of our Washelli locations.

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Bouquet of flowers on a cemetery

Remember the one you love

Honor the memory of your loved one with cemetery flower placement. You choose the flowers. You choose the months. We do the rest.

Learn More
Vintage photos scattered

Unable to find an obituary?

Not finding what you are looking for? Search for your loved one's obituary across any of our other locations.

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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.

"Nickerson helped make a very difficult time in our lives seem effortless. The gentlemen who came to the house were so kind and respectful of mom. I was contacted by staff within 24 hours and arrangements were made with John who could not have been more helpful. We wanted to have a reception after the services for the guests but most of the guests were elderly and we are not familiar with the area. John made the suggestion to have it right at Nickerson and it was the best idea. Nickerson provided tables and space and we catered it. Everyone was pleased. The follow up by John has been great. The burial was delayed but through no fault of Nickerson. Once again Nickerson was great. Thank you John and staff."

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

July 2021

"My aunt passed in MA, I live in NY everything was done remotely but I felt very taken care of"

jd-power-verified-checkmark Verified Cremation Customer

July 2021

"If only I had the same experience as a client with the same amount of respect and dignity and professionalism with all other service providers with which we all have to interact with on a routine basis. Nickerson set the bar, and exceeded it."

jd-power-verified-checkmark Verified Cremation Customer

July 2021

"In your time if need, you want to feel taken care and that your needs are listened to. We absolutely felt that with Nickerson every step of the way."

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June 2021

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