Herve B. Landreville - Cumberland

Herve B. Landreville - Cumberland

Chief Herve B. Landreville, 62, died Feb. 24, 2015, in the arms of his beloved wife Mary (Collins) Landreville, whom he married February 15, 1997. Born in Meriden, Conn., he was the son of the late Clayton and Marguerite (Pratt) Landreville.

A 1970 graduate of North Smithfield High School and a 1974 graduate of Providence College, Mr. Landreville began his career with the Woonsocket Police Department in 1978 serving as a patrolman, on the Tactical Squad, Selective Enforcement Unit, detective, Patrol Supervisor, Platoon Commanding Officer, Accident Prevention Bureau, Special Squad, Community Policing Unit, Detective Commander, Juvenile, BCI, Prosecution and retired 28 years later as chief.

He was the partner of the late Chief William J. Shea. Also during his tenure as chief on the force, Herve assisted, and was instrumental in, the formation of the Cops Walk. He served with great pleasure under the administration of the honorable Mayor Charles C. Baldelli.

He was the former owner of Chief’s Variety and Bois Sundries, both in Woonsocket, also assisting as a truck driver for the Furniture Bank of Rhode Island. Chief Landreville was a member of the St. Joseph’s Veterans Association, Italian Workingman’s Club, the Elk’s, the Jaycee’s, Circle Laurier, RI Yacht Club, NRA, RI Police Chief’s Association and the National Police Chief’s Association.

He loved his faithful and protective dog, Duke, was happiest on the Narragansett Bay serving in his role as Captain of the Landy’s 10-7 and the Mary Frances, and also was a member of the HoHo golf league.

Besides his wife Mary he is survived by his daughter, Amy Aptt of Lincoln; a stepson, James Collins of Woonsocket; a stepdaughter, Kelly Chattman of Woonsocket; seven grandchildren, Justin, Marissa, Johanna, Cameron, Jovannah, Jessica and Noah; two great-grandchildren, Jurissa and Nemiah; his cousin and town selectman of Blackstone, Mass., Robert Dubois; as well as his close friends, John Donlon, Roger Biron and the late Lt. George Gould.

His funeral will be held Monday, March 2, 2015, beginning at 9:30 A.M. from the Holt Funeral Home, 510 South Main St., Woonsocket, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 A.M. in Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Church, 1409 Park Ave., Woonsocket. Burial will follow in St. John the Baptist Cemetery, Wrentham Road, Bellingham, Mass. Calling hours are Sunday from 4 – 8 P.M.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in his name may be made to Cops Walk 2015, c/o Woonsocket Police Dept., Attn: Chief, 242 Clinton St., Woonsocket, RI 02895.