Mark and Donnie Wahlberg’s mother, Alma, was retired.
The ‘Wahlburger’ star died at the age of 78 after battling dementia on March 18. On Saturday (April 24th, 21st) the brothers were seen carrying the coffin of their late mother at their funeral in the Church of Saint Teresa of Calcutta in Dorchester. Massachusetts.
The siblings’ wives, Rhea Durham and Jenny McCarthy, also attended.
In a touching homage, 51-year-old Donnie greeted the Wahlberg matriarch as the “dearest person” he “has ever known” and who “undoubtedly” shaped him into “the man” he is.
Part of his lengthy Instagram homage, which included a video montage of memories with his parents, read: “I am so blessed to be raised, taught and put on the path of my life, such a great woman. My mother Alma’s joy in life, love, and people – combined with a pride in her humble beginnings and a refusal to forget where she came from – has undoubtedly shaped me into the man I am.
“I have often said that if you liked something about me, Alma gave it to me. I am saying this because it is true. She was without a doubt the most loving person I have ever known. “
Mark, 49, wrote next to a picture of his mother: “My angel. Rest in peace.”
While Donnie’s wife also posted a touching tribute to her mother-in-law.
She wrote: “To my sweet Alma. I couldn’t have asked for a better mother-in-law.
“Always nice, I’ve always felt loved and she will always be an inspiration to so many. I love you so much, Alma.”
Alma was also the mother of Paul, Arthur, Tracey, Michelle, Jim, Robert and the late Debbie Wahlberg, who died in 2003.
Last summer, New Kids on the Block star Donnie gave an update on his mother’s health.
He wrote, “I know so many of you have asked how my mother Alma is doing.
“During my visit she didn’t remember much and was often confused, but somehow she was still Alma.
“She’s still lighting a room. She still made me smile. She’s still stubborn.
“I send my heartfelt love and sincere wishes to all who are not loved ones.”