Alma Wahlberg, mother of actors Mark and Donnie Wahlberg and regular on the reality series A&E Wahlburgers, died of an unknown illness. She was 78 years old and her death was confirmed on social media on Sunday by her sons, although her date of death was not specified.
Alma Wahlberg grew up in the Dorchester area of Boston and married Donald E. Wahlberg in 1965. They had nine children and she also worked as a bank clerk and nurse’s aide. Alma and Donald divorced in 1982 and Donald died in 2008.
She became a public figure as a regular on the family’s reality show, Wahlburgers, which ran for 10 seasons from 2014 to 2019. She was featured in 27 episodes of the show, which focused on family restoration. Alma was greeting and hostess at her sons’ restaurants, including Paul’s Alma Nove, who bears her name.
“My angel. Rest in peace”, Mark, 49, written on Instagram with a photo of her mother in healthier times.
“It’s time to rest peacefully, mom,” wrote Donnie, 51, in a long post. next to a video obituary. “I love you, I miss you, thank you and I will celebrate you, today and always.”
No information on the survivors or a memorial was immediately available.