Brothers Mark and Donnie Wahlberg pay tribute to their loving mother who passed away at the age of 78. The matriarch of the Wahlberg family, Alma, suffered from dementia. Besides the famous brothers, Alma was also a mother to seven other children.

Many people remember Alma from her appearance on the Wahlberg family’s reality show called Wahlburgers which aired for ten seasons.

Actor Mark Wahlberg took to the social media to say his final goodbye to the woman who meant the world to him. “My angel. Rest in peace,” he wrote, alongside a photo of his mother wearing a pink blazer.

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In the past, Alma spoke of the daily chats she had with her son, saying, “Mark calls me from all over the world. Every single day. I don’t care if it’s 3 o’clock in the morning!”

He appreciated those calls as much as she did.

“It was always the first phone call that I made every single day for the last 10 years, was to my mom,” he shared with Fatherly. “And I don’t get to make that phone call anymore. And it’s heartbreaking. And that’s hard.”

Donnie also took to Instagram to write a lengthy post in honor of his mother.

“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.”

Speaking of her as of “the most loving human being” and “the epitome of the word grace,” Donnie added, “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.”

Whenever someone asked Alma which of her children was her favorite, she would answer, “Whoever I’m with at the time.”

“They’re all so unique in their own way. I’m really proud of them. Not just the success, but how they’ve turned out. They’re really good people. I wouldn’t care if they were ditch diggers, as long as they’re good people.”

Rest in Peace, Alma.

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