BOSTON (CBS) – Mark Wahlberg remembers his mother Alma on her birthday, less than a month after the Wahlberg family matriarch passed away.

Mark’s brother Donnie said at the time, “She was without a doubt the loving person I have ever known. “

” My mother Alma’s joy in life, love and people – combined with a pride in her humble beginnings and a refusal to forget where she came from – loved me shaped into who I am, no doubt, “said Donnie.