Firefighters make repairs to Somerton home of Robert Neary’s widow

The widow of a Philadelphia firefighter who was killed in an April warehouse fire in Kensington is getting some help from her extended firefighter family.

Dianne Neary needed work done on her Somerton house. She reached out to hire some firefighters who knew her deceased husband Robert to do the work. Instead, they came together, donated their time, and even recruited others.

“They jackhammered, I saw they had tools I was absolutely astounded about how it made me feel. I just felt like I was embraced and held up by this whole fire department,” said Neary.

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