Julie Churchill (Fraser) Triessl, age 77, of Woburn MA, formerly of Lexington MA and Brooklyn NY passed away on February 11, 2022. Daughter to the late Charlotte (LeClair) Fraser and Donald Churchill Fraser, she was born in Brooklyn NY, and grew up in New York City. She had an inquisitive mind and was a perpetual student. She graduated from the Packer Collegiate Institute in 1962 and went on to attend Vassar College. She received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Philosophy from New York University, a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Boston University, and a Master’s of Science Degree in Library and Information Science from the Simmons Graduate School of Library and Information Science. In 2007, she received a certificate in Professional Investigation from Boston University.
Julie worked for almost 20 years at the Cary Memorial Library in Lexington as a reference librarian. She was also a reference librarian at the National Heritage Museum in Lexington. She wrote articles for the Lexington Minuteman paper and for various library publications. She received her certificate in Private Investigation and used that knowledge to assist in her research in genealogy. She served as a Town Meeting Member in Lexington for nine years, advocating for the town’s investment in education and their libraries. She shared her passion for knowledge with her children. She loved words and wordplay, spending time with friends and family, and spent many happy hours at Horn Pond in Woburn, MA.
Julie was the loving mother of Christine Triessl and her partner Robert Geary of Woburn, and William Triessl and his wife Michelle of Walpole, MA. Proud grandmother of Camden Triessl. She was predeceased by her sisters, Miriam Nixon and Edith Fraser. She was the sister-in-law of John and Maureen Triessl of NY, and the late Eleanor and Jim Schlegel. She was also survived by seven nieces and nephews, their spouses and children, and many friends.
All will be invited to attend a graveside service in the spring at the Cemetery of the Evergreens in New Lebanon, NY. Contributions in Julie’s memory, may be made to the Pine Street Inn, www.pinestreetinn.org, 444 Harrison Ave, Boston, MA 02118.