American RI wrestler Alexandra Kenzie Nelson of Charlestown dies at 17


Wednesday 06 October 2021

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Alexandra Kenzie Nelson, 17, of Charlestown, passed away on Monday October 4, 2021. She was the beloved daughter of Kenneth and Stephanie (Toro) Nelson.

She was the beloved granddaughter of Helen Toro and Naomie Nelson. She was predeceased by her grandfathers, Theodore Nelson, Eugene Toro and “Herman Toro”.

Allie was a shooting star often referred to as an old soul. She was funny and creative. She was a mentor to many in the wrestling world and beyond. She was state and national champion, and 8 times all-American wrestler. She was captain of the boys’ wrestling team at Chariho High School. Alexandra was an artist, musician and photographer. Allie loved skateboarding, surfing and building. Allie was a loyal and caring friend who is known to give the best hugs.

Besides her parents, she is survived by her two sisters, Karli Nelson and Claudia Nelson, and her staunch K-9 friend Maybel and many loving uncles, aunts and cousins.

Funeral services and interment at New Fernwood Cemetery will be private.

An Open House Celebration of Life will be held on October 23 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at 50 Earle’s Court, Narragansett.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a gift to the Adolescent Safequest program at Bradley Hospital, 1011 Veterans Memorial Parkway, East Providence, RI 02915. Checks can be made payable to Bradley Hospital Foundation with Adolescent Safequest / Nelson in the memo line. Alternatively, gifts can be made online. Choose Adolescent Safequest from the drop-down menu and complete the “tribute” section.

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