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Brian R. Manning

February 02, 1956 - April 26, 2017

Brian R. Manning, age 61, a Naperville, IL resident for 25 years, formerly of Chicago and Elmwood Park, IL, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, April 26, 2017. He was born February 2, 1956 in Chicago.

Beloved husband of 32 years to Kathleen Manning (nee Sanders), loving father of Courtney (fiancé, Tyler Herman) Manning and Kathleen C. Manning, both of Naperville, devoted son of the late Raymond J. and Mary Frances (nee Dalton) Manning, and son-in-law of the late John J. and Cecelia (Porto) Sanders, dear brother of Joanne (Lew) Wilson of Naperville, Margaret "Peggy" (Jim) McGowan of Naperville and Maureen (Mike) O'Connor of Lisle, IL, brother-in-law of Susan Sanders of Schaumburg, IL and Mary (Dan) Halley of Lake in the Hills, IL, fond nephew, cousin, uncle and great-uncle of many, loyal friend to "The Boys".

Brian grew up on Chicago's West Side, attended Resurrection Grade School, Chicago and St. Vincent Ferrer Grade School, River Forest and was a 1974 graduate of Holy Cross High School, River Forest. He received a degree in political science from Loras College in Dubuque, IA and worked in sales for many years, most recently at Chicago Powder Metal Products Company, Franklin Park, IL. Brian loved sports, history, rock and roll music, hunting and was an avid fisherman.

Funeral Information

Visitation Monday, May 1, 2017, 3:00 - 8:00 PM at Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 44 S. Mill Street, Naperville.

Services will begin Tuesday, May 2, 9:15 AM from the funeral home and will proceed to a 10:00 AM Mass of Christian Burial at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church, 1450 Green Trails Dr., Naperville

Interment: Private.

For more information, please call (630) 355-0213.

Donations Information

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to: Northwestern Memorial Foundation, 251 East Huron Street, Suite 3-200, Chicago, Illinois 60611. Please make the check payable to "Northwestern Memorial Foundation" and include your designation preference in the memo line. For more information, please call (312) 926-2033 or visit

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