Donnie Wahlberg – Son of Donald E Wahlberg Sr and Alma McPeck (Donnelly)
Donnie Wahlberg is an American singer and rapper. He was born on 17th August 1969 in Boston, Massachusetts.
When he was 15 years old, he auditioned for music producer Maurice Starr. He was impressed by his singing, dancing, and rapping skills.
He formed a boy band called ‘New Kids on the Block’ alongside his brother Mark, Danny Wood, Jordan Knight, and Knight’s older brother Jonathan.
Born on 8th May 1930
Donald Edmond Wahlberg Sr was born on 8th May 1930 in Boston, Massachusetts. He was a delivery driver and a US Army veteran who served in the Korean War. He married Alma McPeck (Donnelly) and they had nine children together.
He died on 14th February 2008 and was buried in Cedar Grove Cemetery in Dorchester, Suffolk County, Massachusetts. The exact cause of his death is still unknown.
The father of Mark Wahlberg was a talented singer, rapper, actor and businessman. He started his career as a member of New Kids on the Block in the 1980s.
His rap group Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch achieved success and recorded songs like Good Vibrations. He also starred in movies like Bullet and Ransom.
He has a net worth of $25 million. He owns several businesses, including a chain of casual dining burger restaurants. He is also the co-owner of a reality TV show called Wahlburgers.
Died on 14th February 2008
Alma Wahlberg – the mother to Mark, Donnie and 7 other children – has passed away. She was 78 years old at the time of her death, according to Closer Weekly reports.
During her life, she was a popular television personality and a restaurateur. She also worked as a greeter and hostess at her sons restaurants.
She was of mixed (Irish, English, Scottish, and French Canadian) ancestry. She was born in Dorchester, a neighborhood in Boston, Massachusetts.
In 2003, she had a kidney operation. It was a routine one, but midway through it, she suffered septic shock and died as a result.
She had a great relationship with her celebrity son, Mark. He was the youngest of their nine kids, which made him spend more time with him. They remained close after their parents divorced. Moreover, they shared the same taste in food. They both used to cook a lot, which helped them in boosting their earnings.
Married on 3rd August 1967
Donald E Wahlberg Sr was an American delivery driver and a US Army veteran of the Korean War. He was also an actor best known for his role as Danny Quinn in the 1998 crime drama Southie.
He was born on 8th May 1930 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA into a family of Swedish and Irish descent. His mother was Alma Elaine Conroy and his father was Axel Simon Wahlberg.
Mark Wahlberg grew up with nine children. He was the eldest of the brothers, while his other siblings are Donnie, Arthur, Paul, Tracey and Jim.
She remained a quiet individual and lived a very private life, but was able to make the media news in 2006 for a squabble with her brother about financial aid for their dad. She passed away on 18th April 2021 at 78 years of age.
Despite his death, fans got to know him through his children. He is best known for his two sons, Donnie and Mark Wahlberg who are both famous in their own right.
Before Donnie became a famous celebrity, he grew up in the poverty-stricken Dorchester neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts. He has been featured in movies like Saw and Sixth Sense and TV shows like Blue Bloods.
He has eight blood siblings and three half-siblings, together eleven.
His mother, Alma Donnelly (McPeck) was a former bank clerk and nurse’s aide. She had married her first husband Donald Wahlberg in 1965 and divorced him in 1982.
Donnie’s father is a patriot and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.
He died on 14th February 2008 and was buried in Cedar Grove Cemetery in Dorchester, Suffolk County, Massachusetts. The exact cause of his death has not been disclosed. However, it is speculated that he had suffered from strokes.
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