Norwich JD to Celebrate Judge Tamborras Career with Portrait
The Norwich Judicial District
will honor one of its lifelong residents and dedicated public servants with an unveiling
of a portrait of the Hon. Sabino P. Tamborra Wednesday, August 2, in the Arraignment
Courtroom. The Hon. Susan B. Handy, Administrative Judge, will preside over the 9 a.m.
ceremony while former Supreme Court Justice Angelo G. Santaniello will deliver remarks. A
reception will follow.
The portrait was painted by Norwich artist
Sarah Stifler Lucas, who also painted the portrait of Judge Santaniello, which hangs in
the third floor foyer of the New London JD.
"Judge Tamborra is a crown jewel of the
community," said Judge Santaniello. "In his service to the courts, he conducted
himself with compassion, great sensitivity and tremendous fairness. He has served the
State of Connecticut with distinction as an outstanding jurist, he is a loving and caring
father and husband and a perfectly wonderful human being."
A Norwich native, Judge Tamborra, 74,
attended Norwich Free Academy then, upon graduation, entered the Army Air Force where he
served from 1945-47. Following military duty, he attended the University of Connecticut,
graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1951. He earned his Juris Doctor, with
honors, from the University of Connecticut School of Law in 1954.
Judge Tamborra was appointed a Superior Court
Judge on August 3, 1979 by then Governor Ella T. Grasso and was sworn in on August 24,
1979. In his 21 years as a Judge, he spent most of his time in the New London Judicial
District, with brief assignments as Presiding Judge at the East Hartford, Hartford and
Manchester G.A.s. Judge Tamborra became a Judge Trial Referee in December 1996.
Prior to his appointment to the bench, he was
corporate counsel for the City of Norwich from 1969-71 and assistant prosecutor in Norwich
City Court from 1955-60.
For more information please call Ginny Apple,
Manager of Communications, 860-566-8219.