Alma Wahlberg, the mother of Mark and Donnie Wahlberg and seven other children, has passed away at the age of 78, the family announced.
Mark announced the news on Twitter in April 18, posting a photo of his mom alongside the caption, "My angel. Rest in peace."
Around the same time, Donnie posted a video tribute to his mom, who was often featured in the A&E series "Wahlburgers," which ran for ten seasons.
"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 said in a lengthy Instagram caption. "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. I say that, because it's true."
"She was, without a doubt, the most loving human being I've ever known," he wrote. "I never heard her say, or do, anything disrespectful to anyone. She was, as anybody who ever came across her knows, true blue."
Last year, Donnie has hinted that his mother was struggling with her memory.
"Like so many moms who struggled, overcame odds, made something from nothing and pulled off the impossible for their children, she never complained. She did what needed to be done, most often, with a smile. She made the best of times in the worst of times," he said on Sunday. "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. She was the epitome of the word grace."
Donnie went on to share several anecdotes about growing up in Massachusetts under his mom's roof.
"It's time to rest peacefully, mom," he wrote. "I love you, miss you, thank you and will celebrate you, today and always."