Deacon Joseph Guzauckas

Deacon Joseph Guzauckas

Tuesday, July 5th, 1938 - Sunday, June 21st, 2020
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Deacon Joseph Guzauckas, 81, of Wethersfield, passed away suddenly on Sunday, June 21, 2020. He was the loving husband of 57 years to Rosann (Cole) Guzauckas and father of four daughters, Theresa Guzauckas of Windsor, Mary Fournier of Enfield, Cathy Schultz of South Glastonbury and Carol Kavanagh of Hebron. He was also the grandfather to Hannah and Ben Schultz, "their Pop-Pop".
He was born and raised in New Britain and was predeceased by his parents Nellie and Joseph Guzauckas; his brothers John and Donald; his sisters, Eva, Julie, Jean, Cele and Terry.

Joe loved people and loved to hear and tell a good story. He worked as an Industrial Salesman for many years. He moved his family to Baltimore for ten years, prior to moving back to Connecticut to work and live, but often enjoyed vacationing in Ocean City, MD.

Later in life, Joe felt a calling to the Deaconate and was ordained to the Archdiocese of Hartford in 2007. He served as a Deacon "Joe" at Holy Spirit Church in Newington and was an honorary member in the 3rd and 4th Degree of the Knights of Columbus

He was an avid golfer and he even made a hole-in-one. Joe loved playing the harmonica, by ear, listening to music and watching his grandchildren do anything.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, (June 25), 11:30 am at The Church of the Holy Spirit, Annunciation Parish, 183 Church St., Newington.
Burial will be St. Mary Cemetery, New Britain.

As Joe was a Diabetic, in his memory, please make donations to the American Diabetes Association 2451 Crystal Drive, Suite 900, Arlington, VA 22202. Online condolences may be made at
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Service Details

  • Service

    Thursday, June 25th, 2020 | 11:30am
    Thursday, June 25th, 2020 11:30am
    Church of the Holy Spirit
    183 Church Street
    NEWINGTON, CT 06111
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  • Interment

    St. Mary's Cemetery, NB
    Stanley Street
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Posted at 05:57pm
We are thinking of you. All our love. Sue & Steve Currier, Maureen & Jack Stubeck, John Michelsen, Harry Michelsen, Tracey & Patty Dymerski
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Nick Poitras

Posted at 10:42am
The Poitras family sends our deepest sympathies to Rosann Deacon Joe’s wife and to his family. We have been members of the Holy Spirit Church for years and were blessed to have Deacon Joe join our church in 2007. My son Nick served with him for many years as an Alter Boy. Nick always said he was the best teacher, patient, kind and generous and was proud when Deacon Joe and his lovely wife Rosann attended his Confirmation dinner along with family and friends. we will cherish the prayer and words he shared that day.
Deacon Joe we thank you for being an important part of our family, we will miss you more than you will ever know.
Much love,
Dennis, Rosemary and Nick Poitras

John, Mary, Alex, Olivia and Peggy Ridgely

Posted at 07:48pm
Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss... Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
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