GALLUCCI, William A., Chief WWPD (Ret.), 96, of West Warwick, passed away Tuesday, April 26, 2022, after a brief illness.
He was the beloved husband of Jeannine G. (Cayouette) Gallucci. They had been married for 73 years. Born in Warwick, a son of the late John and Angelina (Perretta) Gallucci.
Chief Gallucci was a member of the West Warwick Police Department for 30 years before retiring in 1979. Upon retiring, he owned and operated Metro Security Company. He then spent ten years as a Security Consultant for G-Tech Worldwide.
Chief Gallucci was a World War II veteran serving in the Navy. He was a member of the first graduating class in the School of Criminology at URI. He served as Chairman of the Police Widows Pension Commission, Chairman of the Crime Lab Commission, member and President of the Rhode Police Chiefs Association, a member and President of the New England Police Chiefs Association, and was also involved with the New York Veteran Police Association.
For the past 59 years, he hosted an annual gathering of law enforcement personnel from all over the country, fondly referred to as “The Bake”. He enjoyed travelling, dining out and socializing with his friends.
Besides his wife he leaves five children, Joyce D’Orsi (Peter), Gary Gallucci (Carol), Linda Wojcik (Bill), Paul Gallucci (Elena) and Joan Brousseau (Peter, Chief WWPD, Ret.); eight grandchildren; seven great- grandchildren and a brother, Alfred Gallucci. He was the brother of the late John Gallucci, Frank Gallucci, Lindy Gallucci, Norma Messier, and Albert Gallucci.
Funeral services and interment will be private. Visiting hours are respectfully omitted. Please omit flowers. Memorial contributions to The Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8516 in his memory would be appreciated. Arrangements with HENAULT-GALLOGLY Funeral Home. Information and condolences, please visit: www.henault-gallogly.com
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Wounded Warrior Project
P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, KS 66675-8516