Mark and Donnie Wahlberg are mourning the death of their beloved mother, Alma Wahlberg. Her children announced April 18 that the famous Wahlberg family matriarch (who appeared on their family reality show “Wahlburgers,”) died at age 78.

Donnie Wahlberg wrote in an Instagram tribute: “I feel 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.” 

Alma had nine children: Michelle, Paul, Arthur, Jim, Tracey, Robert, Donnie, Mark, and Debbie, who died in 2003 at age 43. Their father, Alma Wahlberg’s ex-husband, Donald Wahlberg, died in 2008. 

Mark and Donnie Wahlberg pay tribute to their mom Alma, who died at 78


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