A mother of nine, Alma Wahlberg is primarily recognized as the mother of four incredibly successful sons. Her sons Donnie, Mark, Paul, Arthur, & Robert are hugely recognized faces in the entertainment world. Lately, Alma, who is already 78 has been facing several health issues, primarily because of her old age.
Well, in this article, we are going to talk in detail about her health, along with her career in the past and the present status. Further, we will also look through her marital relationship with her husband and a lot more interesting details.
Let’s get started.
Alma Wahlberg Early Life, Age, Parents
The beautiful Alma Wahlberg was born Alma Elaine Donnelly McPeak on May 6, 1942, in Harley Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. Her father’s name is Arthur Ambrose Donnelly, whereas her mother’s name is Leone Floyd. Her parents were of mixed ethnicity, belonging to Irish, French, English, and Scottish descent.
Alma Was Married To Her Husband Donald E Wahlberg
As we mentioned earlier, Alma Wahlberg was married in the past. She was married to her late husband Donald E Wahlberg, a soldier. The former couple married on November 20, 1965. Coming from an ordinary family background Alma and Donald’s wedding was very intimate wedding ceremony.
However, despite initial love and bonding for each other, the couple couldn’t sustain their marriage for a long time. Almost 17 years after they took the wedding vows, the couple called it quits and divorced in 1982.
Talking about her husband Donald, he was a soldier and a Korean War veteran as well.
Following her divorce from Donald, Alma married Mark Conroy in 1984. The couple is since married and is leading a joyful relationship together.
Her Ex-Husband Donald Died In 2008
Alma’s ex-husband Donald is no more in the world. While the exact reason behind his death is not known, he reportedly died on February 14, 2008, in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
His body was buried in Dorchester, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA, in Cedar Grove Cemetery.
Alma Wahlberg Had Nine Children With Her Ex-Husband
As we said, Alma is a mother of nine children, Paul, Michelle, Donnie, Arthur, Debbie, Jim, Robert, & Mark. And the most interesting thing is that all her sons but Jim are successful personalities in the entertainment industry.
She gave birth to her first child, a son named Paul Wahlberg on March 20, 1964. Well, Paul is a successful Chef and actor. He is widely recognized for his reality TV show Wahlburgers.
Likewise, Mark is a successful actor known for his works in movies and TV series like Wahlburgers, Entourage, The Substitute, Top Gear. He was born on June 5, 1971.
Similarly, another son of hers, Arthur is also an actor. He has appeared in movies that include Spenser, Milkweed, The Rude, the Mad, and the Funny. Another child of Alma, Robert is an actor as well. He has appeared in films like The Departed (2006), The Equalizer (2014), and Mystic River (2003). He was born on December 18, 1967.
Unlike the rest of them, Donnie is more into singing. He is a singer, songwriter, and actor as well. His successful songs and albums are Step by Step (1990), Face the Music (1994), The Block (2008). Likewise, he has also appeared in movies and TV series like Triggermen, Dead Silence, Righteous Kill, and several others. Well, Donnie was born on August 17, 1969.
Alma also has a daughter named Tracey Wahlberg; she is married and leading a beautiful life with her two children.
Alma Went Into Depression After The Death Of Her Daughter Debbie
The eldest daughter of Alma Wahlberg, Debbie died on September 2, 2003, in Boston, MA. The loss of her daughter was very devastating for Alma.
She reportedly died of a heart attack and a septic shock at a hospital where she was about to undergo a kidney stone removal procedure. The sudden death came out as a shock for all the members of the family. In fact, this even led her mother into depression.
Well, her son Mark revealed the devastating situation of his mother during a conversation with ET Canada. The actor said,
My mom really went into a big, deep depression after my sister passed away. It was the same day my daughter [Ella] was born, and she’ll be 16 on September 2, so it was a long time ago, but no parent should have to lose a child.
Needless to say, it took Alma a long time to recover from the tragic demise of her daughter.
Is Alma Wahlberg Sick?
Not long ago, there was news that Alma was not in a good health state. Though none of the family members revealed the exact complications she was going through, but the symptoms primarily indicated Alzheimer’s and Dementia.
Well, one of Alma’s sons, Donnie updated everyone about his mother’s health status. In a beautiful Instagram post, Donnie wrote,
“I know that so many of you have asked how my mom Alma is doing. During my visit, she didn’t remember much and was often confused, but somehow she was still Alma. She still lights up a room. She still made me smile. She’s still stubborn. And she still loves her baby Donnie.”
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Complications like Alzheimer’s and Dementia are pretty normal for someone her age. Anyway, the lady seems to have recovered to much extent in the present.
Alma Wahlberg Tragically Passed away at the age of 78
In April 2021, the Wahlberg family matriarch took her last breath. She passed away after her long-standing battle with Dementia. The devastating news was announced by her sons, Donnie and Mark who shared the news via their respective social media account.
Mark wrote on his Instagram account, “My Angel. Rest in peace,” alongside a picture with his mother.
Meanwhile, Donnie said, “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.”