Sad news has come through that former Mount Isa Mayor and National party MP Angelo Bertoni has died, aged 87.
Mr Bertoni was mayor of Mount Isa City Council from 1973 to 1975.
Mr Bertoni was born in Ingham on November 7,1933, the son of Pietro Bertoni and his wife Rosalinda (née Ditali).
He was educated at Ingham Roman Catholic School and Mount Carmel College in Charters Towers before attending the University of Queensland where he earned a diploma in pharmaceutics.
He owned a pharmacy in Brisbane from 1956 until 1961 before moving to Mount Isa where he also owned a pharmacy.
He married Fay Joan McEwen and together had five sons and two daughters.
Mr Bertoni represented the Mount Isa Progress Association before being elected to council as mayor in 1973 defeating Bill Weigh.
He was joined in council by deputy Franz Born, Edna Medley, Bob Moore and a young Tony McGrady.
While mayor of Mount Isa he won the state seat of Mount Isa for the National Party at the 1974 Queensland state election and held it until 1983.
He was the Minister for Health for three months in 1983 until he was defeated at that election by Labor's Bill Price.
His funeral will be in Brisbane on Friday, April 9 held by KM Smith Funerals.
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