Sema Davis, 85


WEST WARWICK, R.I. – Sema Davis died Sept. 9 at home surrounded by her family. She was the beloved wife of the late Ira Davis for 55 years. Born in Providence, the daughter of the late Charles and Bessie (Shapiro) Pollack, she had lived in Cranston for many years before moving to West Warwick.  Sema was a former employee of Pollack’s Delicatessen, Ross Simons, and a senior sales representative at Judaic Traditions.  


She was a member of Temple Emanu-El and a former member of Temple Torat Yisrael and its Sisterhood. She was an avid Curves member and a Mah Jongg maven.

She was the devoted mother of Jeffrey Davis (Cynthia) of West Warwick and Helene Hanna (Cameron) of Warwick. She was the dear sister of David (Linda) Pollack of Plainville, New York and the late Phyllis Grebstein. She was the loving grandmother of Evan (Tara), Melanie, Brooke and Chelsea. She was the cherished great-grandmother of Aiden.  

Contributions in her memory may be made to Temple Emanu-El - Shabbat Chai Fund, 99 Taft Ave. Providence, RI 02906 and Hope Hospice and Palliative Care, 1085 North Main St. Providence, RI 02904.