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Mark Wahlberg's Father, Donald, Dies

Mark Wahlberg's Father, Donald, Dies

Donald Wahlberg, the father of brother actors Donnie and Mark Wahlberg, passed away on Thursday, Valentine’s Day.

In lieu of flowers, according to the Boston Herald, donations in Donald‘s memory may be made to Marian Manor Nursing Home, 130 Dorchester St., South Boston, MA 02127.

Donnie, 38, has been married to Kim Fey since 1999. They have two sons, Xavier Alexander, almost 6, and Elijah Hendrix , 6 1/2. Mark, 36, and longtime girlfriend Rhea Durham have two children, Ella Rae, 5 1/2, and Michael, almost 2.


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  • Amanda

    Poor guy!

  • jamie

    My condolences out to the Wahlberg family. May he rest in peace.

  • flannery

    awh thats depressing :[

  • Susan

    My condolences to Donny, Mark and the entire Wahlberg family.

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  • lola

    Oh, god, I’m sorry. My condolences to the Wahlbergs…Mark’s one of my favorite actors, and seems like such a sweet guy, too…

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  • meg

    I really don’t care how many grandkids there are and their ages.
    How old was the daddy when he died?

  • shenanyginz

    aw man. RIP Mr Wahlberg

  • Idiosyncratic13

    This news is so sad. He had a huge family. My prayers go out to them.

  • leslie

    um, how do they have a 6 year old AND a 6 1/2 year old??? That seems a little difficult doesn’t it?

  • You/Me

    How can you have a 6 1/2 year old and an almost 6 year old?
    Condolences to the family.

  • Amy

    My condolences go out to his children and his step children.

  • Bre

    Awww! Not Valentine’s Day… Soo sad….

  • marisa

    im so sorry. r.i.p. mr. wahlberg<3

  • Solène

    Donnie’s first son is almost 15.

  • cal

    Nursing home? Dont these two have enough money to have kept the old man in one of their homes? They didnt have the room or money for full time nurse?

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  • laura

    Hmmmmm, makes you wonder what he thought of his son’s racist exploits while he was alive.

  • savannah

    who’s racist exploits? mark’s? donnie’s?

  • shell

    Laura…talk about that kind of stuff somewhere else this isn’t the place for stupid comments like that…RIP Mr. Wahlberg.

  • Jennifer

    My condolences go out to Mark, Donnie and their families.

  • Linkin lady

    Aww, I love those guys. My condolences and thoughts go out to them and all of their family. How old was their father anyway? I guess I could loo it up……………..

  • Buttercup

    My condolences goes out 2 Mark, Donnie, & The Whole Wahlberg Family…………Xavier is 14 1/2 going on 15, not almost 6. (hes the 1st child.) ………..Ella is 4 going on 5 (In Sept 2nd.) Shes not 5 1/2

    RIP Mr. Wahlberg