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Statement by Mayor Fred Eisenberger on the passing of Vince Agro

HAMILTON, ON - It is with sadness we learned of the passing of former City of Hamilton ward two alderman, Vince Agro.

During his time on council, Vince was instrumental in the construction of Hamilton Place and the twining of Hamilton with Racalmuto, Sicily. He received a political award, alongside other awards for business, labor, media and architecture.

A gifted pianist and lover of Opera, Vince would often be the entertainment during breaks at committee and council.

Vince passed away with his family by his side in his 83rd year. Predeceased by his daughter, Jennine Agro-Lopresti, Vince leaves behind his beloved wife of 59 years, Angeline Gravino, his son Anthony, son-in-law Charlie Lopresti, and his three grandchildren, Natalie, Ben and Charles Lopresti.

“I had the pleasure of not only serving with Vince on city and regional council, but he also was my English teacher during his brief stint in education. Vince was good friend and advisor to me, and I will miss him dearly. Hamilton has lost a passionate advocate for our community and our people. My sincere condolences to Vince’s family, friends and loved ones on his passing.”

-Mayor Fred Eisenberger

The flag at City Hall will be lowered to half-staff today, September 5, 2020.