July 23, 1930February 22, 2018

Roland E. Antil, 87, of East Hartford, passed away peacefully February 22, 2018, surrounded by his loving and devoted family. He was born in New Bedford, the son of the late Joseph V. and Claire (LeBlond) Antil. He was the owner operator of Roland’s Supermarket in Tolland for 13 years. He previously worked for Top Notch Supermarkets, Stop & Shop and started his career at Freddy’s Market in New Bedford. He faithfully served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War. Roland was a long-time parishioner of Saint Rose Church in East Hartford and was a devoted catholic man. Family was his number one past time, he enjoyed everything to do with family and loved and cherished his grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great-grandson. He was an avid golfer and enjoyed his antique 1936 Ford Cabriolet. He won many trophies in the car shows he entered and participated in many area parades. He was a member of the East Hartford Knights of Columbus, the former East Hartford Elks Lodge, and a passionate member and Director of the Connecticut Food Association. He was a real people person and will be fondly remembered as “Roland from Toland” at Roland’s Supermarket by customers and industry associates. He is survived by his beloved wife of 64 years, Eva “Emma” (Ferreira) Antil, his loving sons, Jeffrey and Margaret Antil of Vernon, Michael and Cheryl Antil of Tolland and George and Louise Antil of Cape Coral, FL, his two sisters, Monique Nerbonne of Taunton, MA and Sister Aline Antil of Tampa, FL., his brother Robert Antil of New Bedford, MA, his six grandchildren Sandra Vanderpool, Peter, Danny, Zachary, Blake and Brandon Antil, nine great-grandchildren and one great-great grandson, and many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his son Mark Antil in 1978. Funeral services will be Wednesday February 28, 2018 at 10AM from the Newkirk & Whitney Funeral Home, 318 Burnside Avenue, followed by his Liturgy of Christian Burial 11AM at St. Rose Church, Church St., both in East Hartford. Burial is private. Visiting hours at the funeral home are Tuesday February 27, from 4PM-8PM. In lieu of flowers, please donate to Vernon Manor, Recreation Department, c/o Brenda Abrams, 180 Regan Road, Vernon, CT 06066. For more information or to leave an online condolence, please visit www.newkirkand


  • Visiting Hours Tuesday, February 27, 2018
  • Liturgy of Christian Burial Wednesday, February 28, 2018


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Leo Forestiere

February 27, 2018

Michael, I am so sorry to hear about your Father. Please give my condolences to the rest of your family.
Those were the good old days.

Patricia Tantillo Fox

February 27, 2018

To the Antil family,
Please accept my deepest sympathy at this difficult time.
I will always have fond memories of your Dad, and his bright smile.
You are in my thoughts and prayers.
God Bless.

Helen Paxson Waicunas

February 25, 2018

To the Antil Family, I remember the kindness that you showed to my mother, and our children playing together, when we were neighbors in Bristol Ct.

Gary and Kathy Braese

February 25, 2018

Aunt Eva, George, Mike, and Jeff. I'm so sadden to hear the news about Uncle Rolland. He will be truly missed. I also have very fond memories of the clambakes at the house. Good times for sure. I'll always remember, its not one kiss but two because we are Frenchmen. :) Hugs to all of you.
Love ya Kathy

Patricia Reis

February 25, 2018

My deepest sympathy on your loss. My husband Jack Reis worked at Stop & Shop with Roland and always talked about how much he enjoyed his time working with him. He always said that he was a wonderful man. Jack passed away this January 21rst 2018.I will keep you & your family in my thoughts & prayers.

Rick & Terry Breton & Family

February 25, 2018

Our deepest sympathy to the Antil Family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Cheryl LaPorte Gauvin

February 24, 2018

To the Antil Family, my deepest sumpathy, may the wonderful memories help you thru these most difficult days ahead. He is now reunited with his dear son Mark once again.

Louise Antil

February 24, 2018

There are so many great memories shared with Roland. Almost 100% of them were created and enjoyed with cocktails. I loved his amazing sense of humor and his most cherished smile. I will miss you, Dad.... and your love for the family is etched in my heart.
I know that your brother-in-law is standing there with his arms open, saying Welcome Home'.

James and Patti Reed

February 24, 2018

Auntie Eva, George, Michael and Jeff, i am so sorry for your loss. Uncle Roland will be truly missed. He had such a passion for life! The clambakes every year were the highlight of the summer. The best part of those events were being with all the cousins and there are a boat load of us. Auntie Eva, James and I were reminiscing when you and Uncle Roland came to FL to check-out James and report back to my parents. The fun we had that day. There are many more wonderful memories that will keep his memory alive. Now he is at peace. Love you, feel our hugs! ❤❤❤❤

February 23, 2018

May God's loving kindness comfort you and help you through this very sad time
Psalms 29:11