Nicholas Bright, of Brookline, Massachusetts, was returning home from a business trip to London where he had traveled as a manager for the consulting firm of Bain and Co. of Boston. The ninth of 10 children, Nick leaves his wife, Eleanor; and infant son, Nicholas; as well as his parents, sisters, and brothers. Nick graduated from the Holdemess School in Plymouth, New Hampshire, in 1975 and graduated from Bowdoin College cum laude in 1979 with a degree in economics and sociology. He later received an MBA from Harvard Business School. Nick was an avid outdoorsman and family man who was planning a Christmas in Maine with all the family. Delayed by business, he was originally scheduled to take an earlier flight from London on British Air.
Described by business associates as someone who brought to his work, without artifice or pretense, his values as a human being; he was honest and uncomplicated in his approach and so his values were clear to anyone immediately. Nicholas was particularly striking in his ability to enjoy all of life: both work and play. He brought enthusiasm, a sense of wonder and joy, to everything he did.
Possessed of skill, integrity, empathy, and a sense of humor, Nicholas' untimely death is a loss not just to his family but to all who came in contact with him.