Donald E. Wahlberg Sr.

by doveclove Mon Jul 26 2021 Updated On Tue Dec 14 2021

Donald E Wahlberg Sr. was the father of American actor, former rapper, producer, and restaurateur Mark Wahlberg.

He was of Swedish descent and also had more distant Irish and French Canadian ancestry. He was from a strong Catholic background. 

Donald’s Occupation

Donald E Wahlberg was born on May 8, 1930. He was raised and brought up in the Dorchester neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts

His father’s name was Axel Simon Wahlberg, and his mother’s name was Mary Madeline Wahlberg.

He used to work as a delivery driver. He was a Korean War Veteran and member of Teamsters Local 25

Donald’s Marriage

Donald E was married to a woman named Alma Wahlberg. She was born on May 6, 1942

She was also brought up and raised in Boston, Massachusetts, United States.

She used to work as a bank clerk and nurse’s aide. They got married in the year 1965

The background of their relationship has not been revealed. They were married for seventeen years. They got separated in the year 1982

Wife’s Demise

Later, Donald’s wife Alma got married to a man named Mark Conroy. Her marriage with Mark lasted her entire life. 

She died on April 27, 2021, at the age of seventy-three years. She had dementia for a long time which was a cause for her demise.

An old picture of Donald E with his former wife
An old picture of Donald E with his former wife   Source: Pinterest

Donald’s Loving Children

Donald had nine children with his former wife, Alma. He had six sons and three daughters

His sons are named Arthur, Dobbie, Mark, Paul, Robert, and Jim. His daughters are named Debbie, Tracey, and Michelle

His son Arthur was born on June 17, 1963. He is fifty-seven years old. His son Jim is fifty-five years old and was born on August 19, 1965

Robert was born on December 18, 1967. On March 20, 1964, Alma gave birth to Paul, who is fifty-seven years as of 2021

His son Donnie was born on August 17, 1969. He is fifty-one years old. His most famous son was born on June 5, 1971. He is fifty years old. 

His daughter Debbie was born on July 8, 1960. She is sixty-one years old. 

A vintage picture of Donald’s nine children
A vintage picture of Donald’s nine children  Source: Pinterest

Excitement on talking about his daughter 

Donald's son Mark gave an interview where he talks about his summer vacation plan and his intense speed golf on Jimmy Fallon's "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon '' talk show. 

They started the interview with a hilarious text conversation over their phone to imitate how their daughters communicate over their phone despite being together with each other. 

Mark talked going to Rome in the summer together with his family. However, his daughter Ella will miss the trip as she must prepare for her high school, which will make them miss her. 

The actor will be shooting his next movie in Rome and plans to visit the historical city with his wife and kids as he is a family man. 

Mark wants to visit the famous Colosseum, an amphitheater that hosted events like gladiatorial games during the ancient Roman world. Jimmy suggests that the actor should try "The Mouth of Truth'' to test if he is a liar or not. 

The Mouth of Truth legend originated from Roman times, and it is said that if someone who is a liar puts their hand inside its mouth, they will lose their hand. 

Mark jests that he should go to the Vatican first to confess his sins and then try The Mouth of Truth because he doesn't want to risk his hand. He recalls when he met the Pope, but the priest could not recognize the actor. 

Mark and Jimmy then planned on playing golf together, but Jimmy fears Mark's early morning schedule. Mark shares his intense, cardio-heavy version of gulf during his preparation for the transformer movie. 

He would hit the ball and run over the golf course instead of using the cart so that he could lose some weight. They both enjoyed a lot while giving the interview.

Donald’s Death

Donald died on February 14, 2008, in Boston, Massachusetts.

He was buried in Cedar Grove Cemetery in Dorchester, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA. The cause of his death has not been revealed to the public and remains a mystery. 

His son Donnie gave an emotional and heartfelt speech that moved the packed Dorchester church to tears. 

His visiting hours were held at Murphy Funeral Home, and his funeral was held at St. Margret’s Church

Donald’s funeral
Donald’s funeral   Source: Pinterest

Relationship with his Famous Son

Donald had a great relationship with his celebrity son. His son Mark said he was super close with him despite living separately after their parents’ divorce. 

He said he is the youngest one in the family, which made him spend more time with his father. 

He also shared that he used to work hard to fulfill all the needs of his nine children. 

He also added that Donald used to worry about how he was as a father constantly. He was afraid to fail as a father. 

Net Worth

The exact net worth of Donald E. Sr has not been revealed. However, the average earnings of a delivery driver are forty-five thousand dollars

The net worth of Donald’s son Mark is structured below:

Net WorthSources
$290-$350 millionActor, producer, media personality, former rapper

Age, Height, and, Weight

  1. Donald died at the age of seventy-seven years old.
  2. His height and weight were never revealed.
  3. His nationality was American.

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