The Wahlberg family lost their mother Alma Wahlberg in April 2021. The 78-year-old matriarch has been suffering from dementia and couldn’t win the fight.
Alma Wahlberg lost her husband Donald Wahlberg in 2008 and they had nine children together, Michelle, Paul, Arthur, Jim, Tracey, Robert, Donnie, Mark, and Debbie, who died in 2003 at age 43.
The most famous in the family seems to be Mark and Donnie, but Alma later got into the spotlight after making an appearance in the family reality TV show, Wahlberg family’s reality show on A&E called “Wahlburgers,” a behind-the-scenes look at running a family restaurant.
Mark went on to social media to pay his tribute to his mother alongside a photo of the 78-year-old saying “My angel. Rest in peace,”. The duo was always in constant communication and this seems like the end of it all.
“Mark calls me from all over the world. Every single day,” Alma Wahlberg said in 2018. “I don’t care if it’s 3 o’clock in the morning!”
Their daily chats meant a lot to Mark and it feels like he’s losing a greater part of his life.
“It was always the first phone call that I made every single day for the last 10 years, was to my mom,” he said, “And I don’t get to make that phone call anymore. And it’s heartbreaking. And that’s hard.”
Donnie Wahlberg in his heartfelt note said he felt “blessed to have been brought into this world by, raised by, taught by and set on my life’s path by, such an amazing woman.”
“My mom Alma’s joy for life, love and people – combined with a pride in her humble beginnings and refusal to forget where she came from – undoubtedly shaped me into the man that I am. I’ve often said, if you like anything about me, I got it from Alma.”
He said his mom was the most lovable personality he has ever met and you can’t but fall in love with her over again.
Alma Wahlberg was born in Boston and had to work two jobs to make ends meet. She worked as a nurse and bank clerk to be able to raise her kids.
She later became the big hostess of the family restaurant. Each time she was asked who was her favorite child among her nine children, she said: “Whoever I’m with at the time.”
They’re all so unique in their way. I’m proud of them. Not just the success, but how they’ve turned out. They’re good people.
I wouldn’t care if they were ditch diggers, as long as they’re good people,” she said, as per USA Today. May her beautiful soul rest in Peace.