, Salem, MA

Local News

November 20, 2013

Former Ma Duke's owner has a lot on her Thanksgiving plate

Marticio needs volunteers, cash to serve 1500 needy on Thanksgiving


“We need everything, absolutely everything,” Mahoney said.

To help pay for the meals, Marticio has been pulling double shifts at her job at Jimmy’s Famous Roast Beef and Seafood on High Street, which is also helping her with her preparation plans.

Health reasons forced Marticio to close Ma Duke’s last year after six years in business. Her biggest regret when she closed the restaurant was the thought of not being able to provide the free Thanksgiving meals this year, she said.

In the end, nothing will go to waste, Mahoney said. Leftovers are brought to homeless shelters, and leftover cash will be sent to the Disabled American Veterans organization.

“I am honored to be part of it, to be totally honest,” Mahoney said. “When people come together, when the community comes together, it’s amazing what people can do, what people can accomplish.”

“After Thanksgiving is over, I have the biggest relief and good feeling we helped so many people,” Marticio said.

To donate or volunteer, call Marticio at 978-774-0172 or visit

Staff writer Ethan Forman can be reached at 978-338-2673, by email at or on Twitter at @DanverSalemNews.

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Local News

AP Video
Death Penalty Expert: 'This is a Turning Point' House Committee at Odds Over Obama Lawsuit Raw: MH17 Victim's Bodies Arrive in Netherlands Raw: UN School Used As Shelter Hit by Tank Shell Raw: Gunmen Attack Iraqi Prison Convoy Plane Leaves Ukraine With More Crash Victims The Rock Brings Star Power to Premiere Raw: Families Travel to Taiwan Plane Crash Site Arizona Execution Takes Almost Two Hours Gen. Odierno Discusses Ukraine, NATO at Forum Gaza Fighting Rages Amid Cease-Fire Efforts Mint Gives JFK Coin a Face-lift Creative Makeovers for Ugly Cellphone Towers Ariz. Inmate Dies 2 Hours After Execution Began Crash Kills Teen Pilot Seeking World Record LeBron James Sends Apology Treat to Neighbors Raw: Funeral for Man Who Died in NYPD Custody Migrants Back in Honduras After US Deports Israeli American Reservist Torn Over Return
Comments Tracker