Description Mug belonging to Thomas E. Sabella. The mug features a printed image of Sabella on the front with printed text on the back: "New York Firefighters | Burn Center Foundation | 5th Annual Charity Tournament | September 7, 1995."
Historical Notes Thomas Sabella was born in Brooklyn. He lived with his wife, Diana, and their two school-age children in the Willowbrook, Staten Island, home he had renovated. There, he kept a vegetable garden and, reviving a family tradition, had begun making wine. An 18-year FDNY firefighter, Thomas was assigned to Ladder Company 13. On September 11, Firefighter Sabella responded to the North Tower. He was 44 years old.