Cape Coral Mayor Joe Coviello passed away unexpectedly Wednesday morning, according to a council member.
The City of Cape Coral released the following statement on Wednesday morning:
It is with profound sadness and grief that we confirm that Mayor Joe Coviello passed away unexpectedly today. Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife, Diane, his two sons, Ross and Alex, and the rest of his family.
We ask that you please respect the privacy of his family while they mourn their loss.
Mayor Coviello was elected in November 2017 and was a pillar of the community and served the citizens of Cape Coral with dignity and respect. His passing was due to an unexpected medical incident any further details will be announced as they become available.
Mayor Coviello was elected in November 2017 and was a pillar of the community. Plans to replace his position have not yet been finalized.