88 Bayberry Avenue

88 Bayberry Avenue. [2016, Dunlap]

Melancholic heaviness greeted Darlene Macara when she awakened on 1 May 1984 — well after her husband, Capt. Kenneth R. Macara II, had set out on F/V Victory II — she would recall to Nancy Silva many years later. All was not well as Darlene approached Macmillan Pier to pick up Kenny. Silva wrote:

“When she drove down the pier, she said that there seemed to be more fishermen there than usual, and they all appeared to be looking at her with a sadness that caused her a feeling of apprehension and dread. Darlene met her father-in-law, Kenneth, at the end of the pier, and it was then that he spoke the words she never wanted to hear.”¹ Victory II was missing. Darlene was suddenly a widow. Six-year-old Crystal Macara and four-year-old Kenneth Macara III were suddenly fatherless.

Three years later, Darlene bought this parcel in Meadowview Heights and had this house constructed. She owned it until 1996.

88 Bayberry Avenue on the Town Map, showing property lines.

¹ “The Victory II: Life and Loss at Sea,” by Nancy Silva, Provincetown Portuguese Festival 2021 Booklet, Page 39.

¶ Last updated on 31 January 2022.

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