Alfred Gemma Obituary, Death – Alfred Gemma, who had previously served on the City Council but was no longer among us, died last week. Al was elected to serve as Ward 7 councilman in 1991, and he held that position until 1998. In addition, he served as the state representative for District 20 from 2004 to 2010, when he stepped down from that role.
He was appointed to represent the city of Warwick as a delegate at the Rhode Island State Constitutional Convention in 1985. He was in charge of representing Warwick as part of his obligations in this job.
Even though it’s been a long time since I’ve interacted with Al, I tend to recollect his having a rather well-known and well-recognized face back in the day. As a result of my upbringing, I felt a great deal of respect and regard for him. In addition to holding public office, he had a reputation in the community for being an outspoken activist, which contributed to his overall status. He was a terrific public speaker and possessed outstanding intelligence. He was a brilliant student with a high degree of intelligence.
Even when he was on the losing end of an argument, it didn’t happen very often; yet, it didn’t happen very often. The general public is now unaware of the specifics of his burial preparations.
To show my appreciation for the many years he spent serving this town, I have ordered that the city flags be flown at half-staff beginning tomorrow and lasting until his interment. This is in his memory and to express my gratitude for the many years he spent helping this community. Our will was written as a means for me to express my gratitude and respect for the many years he has spent serving this community. May his perfect soul rest in perfect peace Amen.