Alma Wahlberg, mother of actors Donnie and Mark Wahlberg, dies at age 78

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Alma Wahlberg, mother to actors Mark and Donnie Wahlberg and a regular on the A&E reality series Wahlburgers, has died from an undisclosed illness. She was 78 and her death was confirmed Sunday on social media by her sons, although her date of death was not clarified. DeadlineAlma Wahlberg Dies: Mother To Mark And Donnie Wahlberg Was 78

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Alma Wahlberg, the mother of actors Mark and Donnie and restauranteur Paul, has died at the age of 78 from complications related to dementia. The death was announced in a number of social media posts by the family. My angel. Rest in peace. New York Daily NewsAlma Wahlberg, mom of actors Mark and Donnie, dies at 78

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BOSTON -- Alma Wahlberg, the mother of entertainers Mark and Donnie Wahlberg and a regular on their reality series "Wahlburgers," has died, her sons said on social media Sunday. She was 78. "My angel. Rest in peace," Mark Wahlberg tweeted. KGO-TVAlma Wahlberg, mom of Donnie, Mark Wahlberg, dies at 78

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Alma Wahlberg, the mother of actors Mark and Donnie Wahlberg, has died at age 78. On Sunday, the two brothers paid tribute to their mother, who appeared on the long-running A&E series "Wahlburgers." People reported that Alma suffered health issues, including dementia. INSIDERAlma Wahlberg, the mother of Mark and Donnie Wahlberg, has died at age 78

Mark and Donnie Wahlberg's Mother, Alma, Dead at 78

TMZ 18 April, 2021 - 05:10pm

Alma Wahlberg, the matriarch of the Wahlberg family, has died. She was 78.

Family confirmed her death on Sunday in a series of tributes to her on social media.

Mark Wahlberg shared a photo with the caption, “My angel. Rest in peace.”

Donnie Wahlberg previously said his mother suffered from dementia.

“I’m so 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,” he wrote on social media with a more than two minute video.

“I’ve often said, if you like anything about me, I got it from Alma. I say that, because it’s true. She was, without a doubt, the most loving human being I’ve ever known. I never heard her say, or do, anything disrespectful to anyone. She was, as anybody whoever came across her knows, true blue. Like so many moms who struggled, overcame odds, made something from nothing and pulled off the impossible for their children, she never complained. She did what needed to be done, most often, with a smile. She made the best of times in the worst of times.”

Alma Wahlberg was mother to nine children: Arthur, Paul, Jim, Robert, Donnie, Mark, Michele, Debbie and Tracey, People reported.

Paul Wahlberg, the chef behind the Wahlburger restaurant, opened a restaurant in her honor, Alma Nova, in Hingham, Massachusetts, People reported.

Wahlberg Family Matriarch Alma Dead at 78 After Facing Dementia: 'Epitome of the Word Grace,' Says Donnie

PEOPLE 18 April, 2021 - 05:10pm

On Sunday, Mark Wahlberg shared a photo of his mother Alma Wahlberg died. "My angel. Rest in peace," the actor, 49, wrote.

His brother, New Kids on the Block's Donnie Wahlberg previously shared that their mother, who was a beloved star of the family's A&E series Wahlburgers, was suffering from dementia.

"For Alma 🙏🏼🕊❤️ I'm so 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," Donnie wrote on Instagram along with a nearly two-minute video in tribute to his mother.

"That was Alma — mother, sister, daughter, grandmother, friend, ally, warrior, angel. She made no apologies for who she was, but never put herself above anyone else. She kicked our butts if we messed up, kicked anyone else's butts if they messed with us. Taught us right, made us pay the price when we were wrong," Donnie wrote. "She was the epitome of the word grace. As a young boy, she'd invite me to sing her favorite song with her (Native New Yorker by Odyssey) as she cleaned our home. There's no doubt that the two of us singing into a mop stick, while disco dancing on our 'sparkling' linoleum floor, helped inspire the dreamer in me — just like the dreamer in her. Her other favorite song, If I Could by Regina Belle, is the song that she danced with each of her children to, at their weddings. I surprised her at mine by having Ms Belle sing it to her. I did so because, despite the fact that my mom could do (and actually did) many of the things mentioned in that beautiful song, she still wondered if she'd done the job of being the best mother she could be. Today, I say with tremendous certainty, and gratitude, she absolutely did."

Donnie concluded, "It's time to rest peacefully, mom. I love you, miss you, thank you and will celebrate you, today and always. Forever — your Baby Donnie."

In July 2020, the singer, 51, shared a message to his followers about the deteriorating health of his mother.

"I know that so many of you have asked how my mom Alma is doing. During my visit, she didn't remember much, and was often confused, but somehow she was still Alma. She still lights up a room. She still made me smile," he wrote then. "She's still stubborn. And she still loves her baby Donnie. I thank you all, for your well wishes."

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"Sending my heartfelt love, and sincerest wishes, to all those away from their loved ones," he added then. "That you will be together again. Love you all so much. See you soon.🙏🏼❤️"

Alma was the mother of nine children Arthur, Paul, Jim, Robert, Donnie, Mark, Michelle, Debbie and Tracey Wahlberg alongside Donald Wahlberg, to whom she was married to for 17 years. (He died in 2008. Their daughter Debbie died in 2003.)

Paul, who's the celebrity chef behind Wahlburgers, also opened a restaurant named Alma Nova in Hingham, Massachusetts in honor of his mother in 2010.

Wahlberg matriarch passes at 78

msnNOW 18 April, 2021 - 05:10pm

Alma Wahlberg, the mother of Mark and Donnie Wahlberg and seven other children, has passed away at the age of 78, the family announced. 

Mark announced the news on Twitter in April 18, posting a photo of his mom alongside the caption, "My angel. Rest in peace."

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Around the same time, Donnie posted a video tribute to his mom, who was often featured in the A&E series "Wahlburgers," which ran for ten seasons. 

"I'm so 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," he said in a lengthy Instagram caption. "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. I say that, because it's true."

"She was, without a doubt, the most loving human being I've ever known," he wrote. "I never heard her say, or do, anything disrespectful to anyone. She was, as anybody who ever came across her knows, true blue."

Last year, Donnie has hinted that his mother was struggling with her memory. 

"Like so many moms who struggled, overcame odds, made something from nothing and pulled off the impossible for their children, she never complained. She did what needed to be done, most often, with a smile. She made the best of times in the worst of times," he said on Sunday. "That was Alma — mother, sister, daughter, grandmother, friend, ally, warrior, angel. She made no apologies for who she was, but never put herself above anyone else. She kicked our butts if we messed up, kicked anyone else's butts if they messed with us. Taught us right, made us pay the price when we were wrong. She was the epitome of the word grace."

Donnie went on to share several anecdotes about growing up in Massachusetts under his mom's roof. 

"It's time to rest peacefully, mom," he wrote. "I love you, miss you, thank you and will celebrate you, today and always."

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