Sema Davis


Davis, Sema, 85, died Saturday, September 9, 2017 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 also 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. Devoted mother of Jeffrey Davis (Cynthia) of West Warwick and Helene Hanna (Cameron) of Warwick. Dear sister of David (Linda) Pollack of Plainville, NY and the late Phyllis Grebstein. Loving grandmother of Evan (Tara), Melanie, Brooke and Chelsea. Cherished great grandmother of Aiden.  Funeral services will be held Monday at 1:00 p.m. in Temple Emanu-El, corner of Sessions St. & Morris Ave., Providence. In lieu of flowers, 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.  Shiva will be observed at her late residence, Quaker Valley Condominiums, 650 East Greenwich Ave., Bldg. 6, Unit 405, West Warwick, Monday – Thursday & Sunday from 2-4 & 7-9, Friday 2-4 and Saturday 7-9 p.m.


  1. Joyce Wacks
    Sep 10, 2017

    Through the Temple and mah Jong I came to know an incredible woman: tremendous love for her family, strong , a sense of humor and lots of common sense. She was a special lady!!thank you for sharing her on Wednesday nights theses last 18 years.

  2. Patti & Mike Teferian
    Sep 10, 2017

    Our prayers and thoughts are with you at this time. Sema was a wonderful friend and neighbor to our Aunt and Uncle. She will be truly missed.

  3. Nancy Landes
    Sep 10, 2017

    Our hearts go out to Sema’s family and all who knew her~

    She will be deeply missed at Curves West Warwick. Sema was not only a member, she became a dear close friend, so much so she was my second Jewish mother. I will miss hearing her calling me “daughter” and all of our talks and especially the hugs and kisses.

    Once you got to know Sema, you found she was a softie. She loved her family more than anything. She proudly talked about her children and her grand-children, and now great grandson. She could not wait to meet her Great Grandson and was able to hold him. He will have a special angel watching over him.

    Our deepest sympathies from all of us at Curves.
    If there is anything you need, I am here for you!
    Love & Hugs,

  4. Ried and Mindy Redlich
    Sep 11, 2017

    We are so sorry for your loss and know that the good memories of Sema will help to heal your heartbreak over time. Our thoughts will be with your family during this trying time.

    Ried and Mindy Redlich

  5. Raymond and Merilyn Sicard
    Sep 14, 2017

    Please accept our sincere sympathies for the loss of your mother. Our hearts and prayers are with you.

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