FRANK J. ZUTAUT JR.

Posted July 17, 2009, at 7:57 p.m.

BRIDGEWATER, Mass., CARVER, Mass., and Maine – Frank J. Zutaut Jr., 80, one of the best fishermen around, died peacefully July 16, 2009. Frank was raised in Bridgewater and was a graduate of Bridgewater High School, Class of 1947. Frank started his working career at George E. Keith Shoe Factory and later worked for many years at Bridgewater Fireworks. He also worked at Carver Cotton Gin as a machinist, and at Simpson Spring’s as a night watchman. He also owned Frank’s Watch & Repair Shop, Bridgewater, Mass. Frank’s father taught his sons how to fish and hunt at an early age and Frank grew up to enjoy saltwater striper and cod fishing, ice-fishing for perch and trout, and fresh water fishing for large mouth bass and pickerel. He could often be found on his boat seeking out a new fishing hole to find the next “big one.” Frank’s favorite freshwater fishing spots were in Plymouth, Mass., Middleboro, Mass., and Lakeville, Mass.; and his favorite fishing buddy and best friend was Roger Norway of Middleboro, Mass. Frank enjoyed hunting and would often travel with his brothers to different hunting spots. Frank was a founding member of Bridgewater (Mass.) Beagle Club and Bridgewater (Mass.) Beagle Club Association. He also enjoyed carpentry, painting and going on cruises to Hawaii, Alaska and the Caribbean with his beloved sister, Lillian. Frank was the son of the late Frank and Mary Zutaut; and loving brother of Bernie A. Zutaut of Bridgewater, Mass., Lillian M. Roque of Maine, Robert E. Zutaut of Lakeville, Mass., and the late John R. Zutaut. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews and friends. A funeral will be held 8 a.m. Tuesday, July 21, at Prophett-Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 98 Bedford St., Bridgewater, Mass. A Mass of Christian burial will be held 9 a.m. Tuesday at St. Thomas Aquinas Church. Interment will be private. Visiting hours are 5-8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. For directions and online guest book, visit www.ccgfuneralhome.com.

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