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Nicholas Rege-Colt

December 7, 1962 June 14, 2014
Nicholas Rege-Colt
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Nicholas Beeber Rege-Colt, born December 7, 1962 in Providence RI, died suddenly of cardiac arrest June 14, 2014 on board the yacht Moonshine while racing off Block Island.  Nicholas grew up in St. Paul, MN, Pittsburgh, PA., Providence and Little Compton, RI. A 1981 graduate of School One, he attended Bard College, and graduated in 1993 from the Cabinetmaking program at the North Bennett Street School, Boston, MA.
Nicholas married his teenage sweetheart, Maya Rege, Providence, RI in 1993. They have resided in the Amherst, Massachusetts area since, and have two children, Leland Kumar, 18, and Manali Joan, 15.
Nicholas was employed by VCA Inc. in Northampton, MA. for 19 years, working as a cabinetmaker, draughtsman, project manager, CNC operator and trusted advisor to fellow employees, architects, designers, and all who relied upon his professionalism and humor  He recently served on the Board of the Smith Vocational  School, working on the development of a Cabinetry Program. A gifted woodworker and an enthusiastic biker, he was also an able seaman, musician, and a lover of nature. An avid supporter of his children’s endeavors; he was most recently a fixture at their Ultimate Frisbee tournaments.
In 2004, Nicholas and his family spent 10 months volunteering for the Latika Roy Foundation in Dehra -Dun, Uttarakhand, India. The family traveled again to India in 2011 to visit family and friends. 

Besides his wife and children, Nicholas leaves his mother, Rosemary M. Colt of Providence, a sister, Rosemary Paris Colt of Cranston, a brother, Ames Borden Colt of Providence and nine beloved nieces and nephews. He also leaves his mother-in-law, Lalita Rege, his brothers and sisters- in- laws, Dr. Sandy and Mary Rege and Sujata and Chip Rege Konowitz.
A man of integrity and principle who loved his family dearly, he will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.
A Memorial Service will be held Friday, June 27, 2014 at 1:00pm at The Wesley United Methodist Church, Hadley, MA.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Latika Roy Foundation at or to MassBike at
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