Opinion: Cafero will make excellent Probate Judge

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I am writing to lend my support to Larry Cafero in his campaign to become Probate Judge for the Norwalk-Wilton District.

I have been a practicing attorney in Norwalk since 1975.  Much of my practice involves estate planning and estate settlement.  Consequently, I have had extensive dealings with the Norwalk-Wilton Probate Court.  During that time, Norwalk and Wilton have been well served by three superb Probate Judges: Alfred Santaniello, Sr., John E. Vallerie, and Anthony DePanfilis.  They were all well-versed in Probate law, but it takes more than that to be a good Probate Judge.  Many of the matters which come before the Probate Judge are of a sensitive and emotional nature, and in my experience, all three dealt with such matters fairly and compassionately.

I can think of no one more suitable to succeed Judge DePanfilies than Larry Cafero.  His record is well-known.  He is a product of local schools, a practicing attorney for 35 years, a State Representative for 22 years, and due process hearing officer in the Norwalk Public School system.

Furthermore, he is involved in numerous charities, and is a devoted family man.  He has already rendered extraordinary service to the Norwalk-Wilton community.  In my opinion, he will make an excellent Probate Judge, who, if elected, will continue the excellent work of his predecessors.


John B. Devine



Piberman October 7, 2018 at 9:08 am

Well said Attorney Devine – one of Norwalk’s most prominent long standing attorneys.
Attorney Larry Cafero’s public service to Norwalk remains without peer. He’ll be an outstanding Probate Judge.

carol October 7, 2018 at 1:38 pm

Larry will be an excellent probate judge,we are lucky that he is willing to take on this very important job and know that he will be fair minded in all that come before him.

alan October 8, 2018 at 9:17 am

We need fresh meat in the market.
Larry is way past his sell-by date.
He “retired” from state level office for a variety of reasons.
Fresh meat only,please.

Al Bore October 8, 2018 at 2:21 pm

Larry has my vote fresh meat is not what it is cracked up to be, I would rather experience, wisdom and knowledge in this case. Larry has it all.

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