Edward A. Latham Jr.

PORTLAND – Edward A. Latham, Jr., 70, of Portland, died peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, on Wednesday Oct. 19, 2022, in Scarborough.

He was born in Portland Sept, 29, 1952, the son of Edward A. Sr. and Theresa (Newman) Latham. He grew up on Peaks Island and graduated from Portland High School.

He went on to attend Framingham State College and Southern Maine Community College, each time gaining another certification, eventually becoming a registered nurse. He worked at several nursing jobs, and retired as the director of nursing at the Barron Center.

Ed worked with Catholic Charities and gave a tremendous amount of his time to the Aids Foundation. He was past-president of the National Geriatric Nursing Association and a member of the National Nursing Association. He enjoyed traveling, cooking, shopping and was a true “Foodie”.

Ed will always be remembered for his laugh, his jokes, and his incredible ability to connect with others. He was a giant personality with an even bigger heart who was a positive influence on all those that knew him.

Ed was predeceased by his long-time partner, Paul Charltray in 2009; and by his father, Edward Latham, Sr.

He is survived by his mother, Theresa L. Latham, of Peaks Island; his son, Thomas Charltray and his wife, Melissa of South Portland; his sisters Ellen Ivers and her husband, Carl of Scarborough, Kathryn Latham and David Clough of Yarmouth and Patricia Latham and Bradford Cleaves of South Freeport, his brother, Daniel Latham and his wife, Phyllis of Harpswell; his grandson, Jude Charltray; and many beloved nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be from 3 to 7 p.m. Monday Oct. 24 at the Conroy-Tully Walker, South Portland Chapel, 1024 Broadway, South Portland.

To view Ed’s memorial page or share an online condolence, please visit http://www.ConroyTullyWalker.com.

Ed loved and believed in the Barron Center, and the good work that is being done there, so in lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Barron Center Resident Benefit Fund, care of

The Barron Center

1145 Brighton Ave.,

Portland, ME 04102

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