Former Goodwin Proctor Law Librarian Passes Away

It’s not noted in the obituary whether her death resulted from COVID-19 complications, it just says “peacefully”

Here is the obituary

Lynn – Patricia A. Latham, 92, of Marblehead, MA, passed away peacefully on April 12, 2020, at Life Care Center of the North Shore. Pat was born in Somerville, MA, to Thomas and Winifred C.(Quinn) Lydon. She was a graduate of Boston Girls Latin School, Boston, MA. Pat received a B.A. degree from Colby College in Waterville, ME.
Pat was a former librarian for the Town of Marblehead, and then worked as a Law Librarian at Goodwin Proctor.
She was predeceased by her husband, Robert I. Latham, with whom she shared 65 years of marriage. She is survived by her children, Gail P. Latham of Marblehead, MA, Linda and her husband Charles Riddell, of Danvers, MA, and Mark and his wife Alicia Latham, of Salem, MA, her grandchildren, Lindsey Reichmann (William), Cara Riddell (Brian Cleary), Nicholas Latham, Meghan Latham, Zachary Latham, and her great-grandchildren, Riley and Hunter Cleary, and Amelia and Madeline Reichmann.
She is also survived by her brothers Paul and his wife Eleanor Lydon of Beverly, MA, and E. Leo Lydon and his wife Eunice of Naples, FL, and her sister Carol Devito of Marblehead, MA, and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her late brother Thomas Lydon Jr. of Columbia, SC, and her late sister Phyllis Lydon, of St. Augustine, FL.
She was a resident of Marblehead, MA, for 67 years, and was an active participant at Star of the Sea Church. She was an avid reader, a great cook and loved to travel with her husband, particularly to St. Martin.

Murphy Funeral Home, 85 Federal St., Salem, MA is handling the arrangements. A Celebration of Life and burial of her ashes will be held at a future date in the Waterside Cemetery, Marblehead, MA. For more information or online guestbook please call 978-744-0497 or visit

Published onĀ April 20, 2020