YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – A local judge was honored this morning during a special ceremony.

The Seventh District Court of Appeals unveiled the portrait of Judge Mary DeGenaro.

Her husband Steve and son Tony helped with the unveiling Friday.

DeGenaro spent three terms on the Seventh District Court of Appeals before being appointed to the Ohio Supreme Court. She called the ceremony “overwhelming.”

“Court across the country do such important work. We have such an impact on people’s daily lives, and it’s important to remember that,” DeGenaro said. “I’m humbled beyond words to have received this honor today.”

DeGenaro now serves as the Chief Legal Counsel for the Ohio Auditor of State’s Office in Columbus.