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Susan M. O'Briant

Died: 2019-12-22
Resided in: Rehoboth, MA
Viewing type: Celebration of Life Memorial
Viewing location: Mackey FH
Viewing date: 2020-01-04 Gathering at 11am service at 12noon
Service type: Memorial Service
Service date: 2020-01-04 Gathering at 11am service at 12noon
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Contributions: In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
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IPSWICH, MA- Susan Manning O’Briant, passed away on December 22, 2019 surrounded by family. She was the daughter of the late Arline Welsh Manning and Paul W. Manning and wife of the late Robert E. O’Briant. Born on November 7, 1947, she was a graduate of King Philip Regional High School in Wrentham, MA (class of 1965) and Memphis College of Art in Memphis, TN where she was a scholarship student and earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in 1969. Susan worked as a commercial photographer and a self-employed graphic designer for over 30 years. After her career in advertising, she began oil painting. She was a juried member of the Rockport Art Association and the North Shore Arts Association in Gloucester, where she served on the Board of Trustees. She was also a member of the Lexington Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Susan was the sister of the late John B. Manning of Plainville, MA. She leaves behind her twin brother, Stephen Manning, and his wife Armanda of Pawtucket, RI. She was the loving aunt of Angela Manning and her partner David Clement as well as their daughters, Desja and Riley of Rehoboth, MA. Susan also leaves behind many cousins, family and adored friends. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. A memorial service will be held at Mackey Funeral Home in Middleton, MA on Saturday, January 4, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. (Gather at 11am). A private burial service will be held at Pine Grove Cemetery in Westborough, MA in the Spring.

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I extend my condolences to the family of Susan who resided here at Brown's Manor Condominium complex in Ipswich. She was a good neighbor who volunteered her time to support the activities and the governance of our Owner's Association. I had many pleasant interactions with her. She will be missed. Peace and Prayers Ted Manning Trustee Brown's Manor Condominium Trust Ipswich, MA
Our sincere condolences to Susan's family and friends. She was a wonderful woman and a talented artist and will be sorely missed by all who knew her. We share in this time of grief but also share in the love and memories of Susan Manning O'Briant. She was a friend and mentor to so many of us. David and Judith Curtis
Beautiful person, beautiful painter. She is already greatly missed 💔. Jean Holroyde.

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