Nickerson Funeral Home

77 Eldredge Park Way, Orleans, MA


Ursula C. Gainty

September 23, 1934January 9, 2020

Ursula C. Gainty, 85, of Brewster, MA passed away on January 9, 2020. She is survived by her two sons, Martin Gainty of Fitchburg, MA and Gordon Gainty of Haverhill, MA.

Ursula was an elementary school teacher for the Cheshire, Connecticut public school system. Ursula volunteered with the Lower Cape Outreach program for 20 years following her retirement from teaching. Ursula was an active athlete where snow skiing and tennis were among her favorite activities. Ursula was active with the Brewster Garden Club and local library. She was an avid gardener and superb cook. As a kind and patient person, her friends and family regard Ursula to be one of the finest people on this Earth.

Ursula was a loving wife to Donald A. Gainty who passed on September 11, 2004, she was nurturing mother to her two sons, Martin and Gordon, a source of joy to her 4 grandchildren, Nissa, Matthew, Krista and Gregory.

A visitation will be held at the Nickerson Funeral Home, 77 Eldredge Parkway, Orleans, MA 02653 on Saturday, January 18, 2020 from 9:00 am to 11:00 am. Flowers may be sent to the funeral home, or, contributions may be sent to the Cape Cod Alzheimer's Family Support Center, 2095 Main Street, Brewster, MA 02631. A funeral mass will be held at Our Lady of the Cape, 468 Stony Brook Road, Brewster, MA 02631 on January 18, 2020 beginning at noon. A private burial occurs Monday, January 20, 2020 at the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne, MA, where she will be laid to rest with her husband, Donald.


  • Visitation Saturday, January 18, 2020
  • Memorial Mass Saturday, January 18, 2020
  • Private Burial Monday, January 20, 2020


Ursula C. Gainty

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Peggy Farber

January 22, 2020

My deepest heartfelt sympathy to Ursula s’ family. She was a wonderful and straight to the point person. Our paths crossed in numerous ways over many many years. I have several varieties of plants Ursula gave me from cuttings and thinking’s from her yard. I am sorry I was not able to pay my respects in person. I will always remember her.
Peggy Farber

Susan Wisausky Markiw

January 21, 2020

Martin P- I had the opportunity to meet Ursula when she taught at Darcey School but did not have her as a teacher. My mother, who was the cafeteria manager, always spoke highly of her. When our CHS gang would hang at your home, Ursula was always friendly and welcoming and tolerant of our visits. She was a special lady and I hope that sweet memories sustain you during periods of sorrow. I'm sure your Dad is happy to be reunited with her.

Laura Glasz

January 18, 2020

I'm sorry to hear of Ursula's passing. As John said she was so gracious in hosting us more times than I can count. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Laura and Dave

John Schakenbach

January 17, 2020

Sorry to hear of Ursula's death. Please take comfort in the good times you shared with her. I'll always remember her kind words and understanding when the CHS crowd got together at her house in Cheshire many years ago.

Ed McLellan

January 11, 2020

Gordon and Martin,
I'm so sorry to hear about your mother. It was always special being with her and the whole family during the many Christmas dinners over the years. May God keep you in his prayers during this difficult time, as I will pray for you all as well. I'm sure Ursula is in the arms of God right now and we will all meet her again someday.
Your Friend.....Ed