421 Commercial Street

421 Commercial Street, by David W. Dunlap (2014).

421 Commercial Street, by David W. Dunlap (2014).

John DeMatteis, by David W. Dunlap (2014).

John DeMatteis, by David W. Dunlap (2014).

Bay View Wharf may sound like a too-cute real-estate neologism, but it’s actually been attached to this property for at least 60 years. The Bay View Wharf Apartments, also called the Bay View Apartments, were run by John Rego, a retired police sergeant, and his wife, Virginia Bent (White) Rego. This had earlier been the home of Capt. Remigio Joseph “Captain Joseph” Malaquais and his wife, Anna Serafina Roda Malaquais. He was born in Figueria da Foz, Portugal, and came to town when he was about 30 years old. Here, he commanded the fishing vessel Four Brothers, presumably named for the four who were his sons: Antone, Charles, Domingo, and John. One of the longest residents of what is now the Bayview Wharf Condominium is John DeMatteis (pictured), who bought a unit in the main house in 1996 with his wife, Kathleen.


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