The Honorable Alfred Alberto Gemma, 83, passed away on Wednesday, January 18, 2023 at home surrounded by his devoted family. He was the loving husband of Anna A. (Tartaglia) Gemma. He was the son of the late Angelo and Filomena (Pescosolido) Gemma.
Alfred proudly served in the United States Army. He was a longtime communicant and member of St. Catherine of Siena Church and was active in many community affairs. He was a four-term Councilman from Ward 7 in Warwick, a two-term State Representative from District 20 and a member of the Rhode Island Constitutional Convention. He was the owner and operator of Gemma’s Auto Body for over fifty years.
Alfred is survived by his beloved children, Marcus C. Gemma and son-in-law Shawn Malosh of Providence, Jessica A. Gemma-Murphy of Warwick, and Joshua M. Gemma of Attleboro, MA, his granddaughter Caitlin A. Murphy of Warwick, and his sister Anna M. Cappello of Warwick.
Alfred was predeceased by his siblings Anthony Gemma, Joseph Gemma, Raymond Gemma, and his brother-in-law Alex Cappello.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, January 27, 2023 at 10:00AM at St. Gregory the Great Church, 360 Cowesett Road, Warwick. Interment will follow at St. Ann Cemetery, Cranston.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, January 26, 2023 from 4:00PM-7:00PM at THE URQUHART-MURPHY FUNERAL HOME, 800 Greenwich Avenue, Warwick.