Roland G. Houle of East Hartford, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021 at the age of 92. He was born on Aug. 13, 1929 to the late Philemond and Cecile Houle, of Hartford, Connecticut. He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served from 1948 - 1952 during the Korean Conflict. He attained the rank of Sergeant First Class in the 63rd Signal Operations Battalion. He earned his Business Degree from The University of Hartford. He was employed as the manager of Central Drywall, West Hartford. He concluded his working career at R & R Moving and Storage, a family business. Roland was a former member of the American Legion and Elks Club of Bristol. Since 1968 he was an active member of Franam, a benevolent Hartford businessman's association, where he served multiple terms as president. Roland cherished time with his family and friends and loved sharing the traditions of his French-Canadian roots.
Roland was predeceased by his first wife, Kathryn Houle, and his son, Richard Houle. He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Rita Houle, and his children: son Robert & his wife Mary, son Raymond & his wife Gail, daughter Kathy, son Ronald & his wife Tammy, son Russell & his wife Suzanne, and daughter-in-law Teresa Houle. He also leaves behind 11 grandchildren, eight great grandchildren, and five nieces and nephews. The eldest of three children he is survived by his sister, Bella Leblanc and predeceased by his brother, Edward Houle. He will be missed by family and friends. Relatives and friends are invited to call on Tuesday, Nov. 9, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Duksa Family Funeral Homes at Fisette-Batzner, 20 Bonair Ave., Newington. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 10, directly at the Church of the Holy Spirit, 183 Church St., Newington. Military honors will follow outside of the church. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to: Franam, Inc., Scholarship Fund, 95 Linwood Dr., Manchester, CT 06040. To share a memory with his family, please visit us at www.duksa.net .