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Kathleen Brito Nelson(1926 - 2013)

Kathleen Brito Nelson 87, of Tucson passed away on Friday, September 6, 2013. She was born in Bristol, RI on September 3, 1926. She is survived by her sons, Adam Foster Nelson, Scott Laurence (Donna) Nelson and grandchildren, Cameron Laurence and Megan Lynn Nelson all of Oro Valley, AZ. They remember Kathleen (Hurricane Kat) as a thoughtful, caring and loving mother, awesome grandmother and friend. She leaves behind her brother, Joseph Brito Sr. of Bristol, RI and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence O. Nelson; parents, Caesar and Georgiana Brito and her sister, Evelyn Brito Cataldo. She was a graduate of Colt Memorial High School in Bristol, RI, Boston University, the American Russian Ballet School and Bryant College. Kathleen was an accomplished professional dancer and performed in New York City and various venues on the East Coast. She taught Physical Education in CT and Dance in West Lafayette, IN. Kathleen moved from West Lafayette, IN to Tucson in 1974 with her family. She started a new career in the travel industry, and in 1983, Kathleen and her family started the successful enterprise, Avenues to Travel, in Tucson. As owner, she participated in many travel industry organizations. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Rotary Foundation in Memory of Kathleen B. Nelson. Donations are to be sent to the Rotary Club of Tucson, 3900 E. Timrod Ste. #4, Tucson, AZ 85711, or the . Visitation will be held on Friday, September 13, 2013 from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Rosary at 6:30 p.m. at ADAIR FUNERAL HOMES, Avalon Chapel, 8090 N. Northern Avenue, Tucson, AZ. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, September 14, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at the ADAIR FUNERAL HOMES, Avalon Chapel. A Memorial Service will be held in Kathleen's name in Bristol, R.I. at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to ADAIR FUNERAL HOMES. www.adairfuneralhomes.com



Published in the Arizona Daily Star from Sept. 11 to Sept. 12, 2013
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