Elia Shammas, 87


WARWICK, R.I. – Elia Shammas, M.D., 87, passed away Sept. 4. He was born in Cairo, Egypt, on June 1, 1930. He graduated from medical school in Cairo and practiced medicine in the Sudan and England. He then settled in Providence where he worked in private practice as a psychiatrist until 2010.


He is survived by his children, Ruth and Ray Shammas, as well as his grandchildren Rebecca, Zachary and Sophia.

He will be remembered as a very generous, hard-working, and dedicated man and will be greatly missed.

Donations can be made to a charity of your choice in his memory.