Longtime Orient resident Patricia G. Latham died March 1 at the age of 61.
She was born June 29, 1951, to Cornelius and Madeline Gillespie. She attended Sacred Heart Academy in Hempstead and graduated summa cum laude from St. John’s University in Queens in 1973.
She married James P. Latham on Aug. 5, 1973, at St. Thomas the Apostle Church in West Hempstead. The couple owned and operated Port Lumber Corp. in Riverhead. She was a parishioner of St. Agnes R.C. Church in Greenport and the head of the eucharistic ministry for many years.
Pat is survived by her husband; her four children, Thomas, Emily, Sarah and Mary; her mother, Madeline Gillespie of Ridge; her brother, Neil, of Knoxville, Tenn.; and her sister, Shannon Verderber of East Meadow.
Visiting hours will take place Tuesday, March 5, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Horton-Mathie Funeral Home, 735 First St., Greenport. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 6, at St. Agnes R.C. Church in Greenport.
The family has asked that memorial donations be made to Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.