GREENFIELD – James J. "Tripp" Treml, 90, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, December 26, 2012, at the Buckley Health Care Center in Greenfield.
He was the beloved husband of the late Helen M. (Kelleher) Treml who died on January 31, 2012.
James was born in Montague (Turners Falls) on May 9, 1922, the son of Frank B. and Anna (Murphy) Treml.
James was educated in Montague schools and worked at the U.S. Armory in Springfield upon graduating from Turners Falls High. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II
, attaining rank of Corporal and was wounded in the invasion of Normandy. He worked at the Turners Falls Post Office for thirty-eight years, first as a carrier and, in 1955, as an office clerk and Assistant Post Master. He was the first Commander of the V.F.W
. Post in Turners Falls, active in the Knights of Columbus as Grand Knight and Chancellor for many years. James also served as President and Secretary of the Turners Falls Athletic Club and was past Director of the Thomas Memorial Golf Club and a Montague town meeting member.
Tripp was a communicant of Our Lady of Peace Church where he lectured and volunteered.
He and his beloved wife enjoyed traveling to Ireland and throughout the United States.
He leaves a brother, William Treml of Ann Arbor, MI and many nieces and nephews.
A Liturgy of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, January 5th, at 10 a.m. in Our Lady of Peace Church, 90 Seventh St., Turners Falls. Burial will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery.
Calling hours will be held Friday from 4-6 p.m. at the Kostanski Funeral Home, 1 Kostanski Square, Turners Falls.
Memorial contributions may be made to Our Lady of Peace Renovation Fund, 90 Seventh Street, Turners Falls, MA 01376.
Sympathy message available at www.kostanskifuneralhome.com