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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.