North County Loses Longtime Sunset Restaurant Owner “Otts Fratt”


Arthur Fratantuono, most widely known as “Otts Fratt,” the 83-year-old longtime resident of Northern Anne Arundel County and dedicated owner of Sunset Restaurant, passed away on January 8.

Fratantuono was born in Baltimore, to the late Joseph and Lucille Fratantuono. He attended Southern High School, and then Glen Burnie High School, where he graduated in 1956.

Fratantuono was the proud owner and operator of the well-known Sunset Restaurant in Glen Burnie since 1960. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps, and later in the reserves, and was proud of his service.

Fratantuono was a member of the Anne Arundel County Beverage Association and Restaurant Association, and was also a past member of the Glen Burnie Elks. He enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. Fratantuono was a good artist and also enjoyed playing piano, dancing, watching the Baltimore Ravens and former Baltimore Colts, and was a big Johnny Unitas fan. He enjoyed golfing and hosted the Sunset Invitational, which he started in 1983. It is still being held every fall and benefits Bello Machre. Most of all, Fratantuono enjoyed being social and talking with his customers at the restaurant.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Joseph and Dennis “Bud” Fratantuono.

Fratantuono is survived by his wife, Colleen; devoted sons, Michael (Christi), Gary (Kelly) and Jeff (Suzie); loving grandchildren, Dominic, Justin (Emily), Angela (Branden), Ryan, Abigail and Sara; and his cherished great-granddaughter, Quinn.


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