Shirley J. Davis


Davis, Shirley J., 92, died Saturday, April 8, 2017 at Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center. She was the beloved wife of the late Albert Davis. Born in Providence, a daughter of the late Louis and Rose (Sack) Chorney, she was a longtime resident of Cranston. Shirley was a founding member of Temple Sinai and a member of its Sisterhood. She was also a life member of Hadassah. Devoted mother of Nancy Davis (Sheila) of New York City, NY and Joel Davis of Los Angeles, CA. Dear sister of Beverly Abowitt (Morton) and the late Melvin Chorney. Loving sister-in-law of Marion Chorney and Hannah Fiebelman (Jack). Adored grandmother of Rebecca (Marvin). Cherished great-grandmother of Adina.  Proud aunt of Jeffery (Jaine), Barbara (Ken), Caryl, Lisa (Ronnie), Dana (Eric), Bruce, Louis, Ira, Robbie (Delores), Jay, Michael, and Kay, and great aunt of Justin, Daniel, Rachel, Leah, Audrey, Andrew (Elaine), Marcy, Matthew, Clare (Jake), Talia (Daniel), and Ronin. Lifelong best friend of Anna Mignanelli. Funeral services will be held Monday at 11:00 a.m. in Temple Sinai, 30 Hagen Ave., Cranston. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to Hope Hospice and Palliative Care, 1085 North Main St., Providence, RI 02904.  Shiva will be private.


  1. paul zisserson
    Apr 9, 2017

    Condolences to Beverly and Shirley’s entire family. Shirley was always a pleasure to chat with and was so thoughtful to her cousin, my mother, Mary. A very lovely woman.

  2. Corinne and Al Resnick
    Apr 10, 2017

    Condolences to the family for the loss
    of your sister. May she rest in peace.

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