Cape Coral mayor Joe Coviello has died suddenly of ‘unexpected medical incident’

Writer: Derrick Shaw
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Cape Coral Mayor Joe Coviello. Credit: WINK News.

Cape Coral mayor Joseph Coviello has died, according to a spokesperson for the City.

The statement reads: “It is with profound sadness and grief that we confirm that Mayor Joe Coviello, 65, 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.

Coviello served as Cape Coral’s mayor for more than three years and was a proponent of conservation efforts, such as Four-Mile Cove and adding more parks.

Sheriff Carmine Marceno said in a Facebook post,” Iā€™m saddened to hear of the untimely passing of Cape Coral Mayor, Joe Coviello this morning. Having served the City of Cape Coral since 2017, Mayor Coviello was a true leader who steadfastly devoted his time and efforts to put his community first.”

As far as what’s next for the City, we spoke with Councilman Tom Hayden who says all options are on the table right now.

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