Joseph (Joe) Peter Gucwa, age 94, passed away peacefully at the Apple Rehabilitation Center in Meriden on Wednesday, December 6, 2017. He was born on September 14, 1923 in Meriden, CT and was a life-long resident. He was a veteran of WWII, having served in the U.S. Army. Joe was an avid photographer and carpenter who loved sharing his talents with his family and friends. He loved to play the harmonica and accordion at family gatherings. A card game enthusiast, he enjoyed nothing better than a challenging game played with family. He will be remembered fondly for his wonderful sense of humor and devotion to his family and many friends. Joe was a member of Saints Peter and Paul Orthodox Church in Meriden where he served as Treasurer for many years and where he was a very active member and Treasurer of the Saints Peter & Paul Brotherhood. He was pre-deceased by his sisters, Florence, Mary, and Ann, and his brother, John. He is survived by his loving wife of 68 years, Helen, sons Joe (Lynne), David (Bonnie), and Vincent (Lori); 8 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held on Monday, December 11, at 10:00 am at Saints Peter and Paul Orthodox Church, Meriden, CT. Burial will follow at Saints Peter & Paul Cemetery located at 479 Westfield Road in Meriden. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Saints Peter and Paul Orthodox Church.