Alma Wahlberg, Matriarch of the Wahlberg Family and ‘Wahlburgers’ Star, Dies at 78
Alma Wahlberg, the matriarch of the Wahlberg family who was prominently featured on the reality show “Wahlburgers,” has died. She was 78. Various members of the Wahlberg family, includi…
Alma grew up in the Dorchester area of Boston and married Donald E. Wahlberg in 1965. Alma raised nine children: Arthur, James, Michelle, Paul, Tracey, Robert, Donnie, Mark and Debbie, who died in 2003. She also worked as a bank clerk and nurse’s aide, according to her
A&E biographyfor “Wahlburgers.” Alma and Donald divorced in 1982, and Donald died in 2008.Alma became a beloved feature of the family’s reality show “Wahlburgers,” which ran for 10 seasons from 2014 to 2019. According toIMDb, Alma was featured in 27 episodes of the show, which followed the family’s burgeoning restaurant business. Alma worked as a greeter and hostess at her sons’ restaurants — including Paul’s Alma Nove, which was named after her — sharing “her infectious laugh and sense of humor with everyone who comes to dine,” as the A&E bio states.Read more: Variety »
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As a long time fan of NKOTB, Alma was the sixth member of the band, along with the other moms. Loved her sense of humour and anecdotes on Wahlburgers. Rest in peace 🤲🙏 May god be with the family My heart goes out to the Wahlbergs. I lived Alma when she appeared on the show. I know they are devastated. 🙏
Rest in peace 🕯