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Mark Wahlberg and brother Donnie announce the passing of their mother Alma at age 78: ‘My angel’ 

Mark Wahlberg and brother Donnie announce the passing of their mother Alma at age 78: ‘My angel’

Mark and Donnie Wahlberg have announced the passing of their mother Alma.

The brothers paid tribute to their late mother following her passing at age 78 on Instagram on Saturday morning.

Mark posted a beaming photo of his ‘angel’ while Donnie remembered their late mother with a heartfelt video montage and statement. 

‘Rest in peace’: Mark and Donnie Wahlberg have announced the passing of their mother Alma

‘My angel. Rest in peace,’ Mark captioned the photo, sparking an outpouring of well-wishes from followers.

Donnie remembered the happy memories he had of his mother with a touching video tribute and lengthy statement.   

‘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,’ Donnie captioned the video.

‘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.

'My angel': Mark posted a beaming photo of his mother following her passing at age 78

‘My angel’: Mark posted a beaming photo of his mother following her passing at age 78

‘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.

‘I never heard her say, or do, anything disrespectful to anyone. She was, as anybody who ever came across her knows, true blue.

‘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.

Family time: Wahlberg with his mother Alma during the premiere of Shooter in Boston

Family time: Wahlberg with his mother Alma during the premiere of Shooter in Boston 

‘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.

‘As a young boy, she’d invite me to sing her favorite song with her (Native New Yorker by Odyssey) as she cleaned our home. There’s no doubt that the two of us singing into a mop stick, while disco dancing on our ‘sparkling’ linoleum floor, helped inspire the dreamer in me — just like the dreamer in her.

‘Her other favorite song, If I Could by Regina Belle, is the song that she danced with each of her children to, at their weddings. I surprised her at mine by having Ms Belle sing it to her.

‘I did so because, despite the fact that my mom could do (and actually did) many of the things mentioned in that beautiful song, she still wondered if she’d done the job of being the best mother she could be. Today, I say with tremendous certainty, and gratitude, she absolutely did. It’s time to rest peacefully, mom.

‘I love you, miss you, thank you and will celebrate you, today and always.’

Happy memories: The duo at the premiere of Les Miserables in 1998 in New York

Happy memories: The duo at the premiere of Les Miserables in 1998 in New York 

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