After the Wahlberg family matriarch, Alma Wahlberg passed away, her family continues to post heartfelt tributes to her. On Sunday, the “Blue Bloods” star, Donnie Wahlberg, shared an emotional tribute to his mother, who recently passed away at age 78 from complications of dementia. In the caption, the 51-year-old spoke about the gratitude he felt to be raised by such an “amazing woman.”
“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 began the post.
He also posted a similar message of gratefulness on his Twitter account. On Monday, Wahlberg wrote: “We can make every moment of our lives a little bit better — if we can find a little bit of [gratitude] in every moment of our lives.” He also included the hashtags “thankful” and “Monday thoughts,” as well as hearts dove emojis.
Donnie Wahlberg Leaves Followers in Tears After Posting Tribute Video
In the heartfelt tribute video, his followers got to see intimate family moments from the Wahlberg family. “Like so many moms who struggled, overcame odds, made something from nothing, and pulled off the impossible for their children, she never complained,” Donnie Wahlberg wrote to accompany the video. “She did what needed to be done, most often, with a smile. She made the best of times in the worst of times.”
“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,” Wahlberg continued. “She was the epitome of the word grace.”
In July 2020, he updated his fans on his mother’s declining health. “During my visit, she didn’t remember much and was often confused, but somehow she was still Alma,” Wahlberg wrote at the time. “She still lights up a room. She still made me smile. She’s still stubborn. And she still loves her baby Donnie. I thank you all, for your well wishes. Sending my heartfelt love, and sincerest wishes, to all those away from their loved ones. That you will be together again.”
Alma was mother to Wahlberg and his eight siblings, including Mark Wahlberg and Wahlburgers chef Paul Wahlberg. On Instagram, Mark and Paul shared similar messages to their mom in remembrance. “I love you Mom,” Paul wrote alongside a photo with Alma at a Wahlburgers’ restaurant. Mark also shared a picture, calling his mother his “angel.”