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Robert P. Gemma Sr.

January 21, 1938 ~ February 16, 2024 (age 86) 86 Years Old


Robert P. Gemma Sr., (Bob) 86, of North Providence, passed away Friday February 16th, surrounded by his loving family.  He was the beloved husband of Ann Marie (Liberatore) Gemma for 56 years.

Born in Providence, he was a son of the late Alduino and Antonetta (Belmonte) Gemma.

Mr. Gemma worked for over 50 years in the banking industry. He spent 22 years working for Columbus National Bank, before becoming the Executive Vice President at Rhode Island Credit Union, where he worked for 28 years.  After retiring in 2008, he continued to serve on the Board of Directors for the credit union for 14 years. Mr. Gemma took great pride in working for the credit union. 

In addition to his wife, he is survived by three children, Donna Doorley and her husband Kevin, Dawn McNeil and her husband Robert, and Robert Gemma, Jr. He is also survived by his five grandchildren, Diana Doorley, Hannah Doorley, Kevin Doorley, Domenic McNeil, and Abbie Gemma. He was the brother-in-law of Tony Liberatore, the brother of the late Anthony Gemma, Alfonse Gemma, Joseph Gemma, Buddy Gemma, and Annette Gemma, and is survived by many nieces and nephews.

Bob enjoyed cooking, gardening, and singing, but most of all, he loved spending time with his family.  Family was always first. He spent a lot of time hosting and organizing family gatherings, and attending sporting events and shows that his children and grandchildren were involved in. He was their biggest fan. 

The family would also like to acknowledge and thank the dedicated staff at Stillwater Nursing Home and Miriam Hospital for the exceptional care they provided to Bob.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday February 20th from 4- 7 pm in the  A.A. Mariani & Son Funeral Home, 200 Hawkins Street, Providence. The funeral will be held on Wednesday February 21st at 7:45 am from the funeral home, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9 am at Mary Mother of Mankind Church, 25 Fourth Street, North Providence.  Burial will follow in St. Francis Cemetery, Pawtucket.



February 20, 2024

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
A.A. Mariani & Son Funeral Home
200 Hawkins Street
Providence, RI 02904

Mass of Christian Burial
February 21, 2024

9:00 AM
Mary Mother of Mankind
25 Fourth St.
N. Providence, RI


St. Francis Cemetery
201 Smithfield Avenue
Pawtucket, RI


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