Somerville Firefighters Hold Moment of Silence to Remember Firefighters Lost on Arrow Paper Fire 40th Anniversary

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Photo by Tommy Ross and William Tauro

On Tuesday morning at 9:00am to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the fire at arrow paper that claimed the lives of 2 Somerville Firefighters Joseph Reilly and Robert Brickley. Firefighters from the station named in their honor stand at attention for a moment of silence.

Frank Conole, a retired City of Cambridge Dept of Public Works employee that lives not too far from the site for the past six years has been decorating the Somerville Fire Department’s / Arrow Paper Company’s Fire Memorial that’s located at 111 South St. in Somerville.
Francis shows up at every holiday with the a decorative wreath in festive decor to pay tribute to firefighters lost in the line of duty.

The Somerville Fire Department recently presented Conole with a citation thanking him for his kind hearted good deeds!

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Photo: Frank Conole with his citation presentation.

3 thoughts on “Somerville Firefighters Hold Moment of Silence to Remember Firefighters Lost on Arrow Paper Fire 40th Anniversary”

  1. Seems like only yesterday. My brother Bill and I were talking about that day. Bobby was in my pool and he said,he had never been so relaxed. You never know what each day brings. We have great memories of a wonderful brother, who lost his life in the line of duty. Our hearts are broken,but it is of great comfort that he will always be renembered by his fellow brother firefighters.

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