Stars Attend Funeral for 'RHONY' Cast Member Jill Zarin's Husband in NYC
Bobby Zarin's funeral drew a somber crowd of family and friends on Monday at Riverside Memorial Chapel in New York City.
The husband of former "The Real Housewives of New York City" cast member Jill Zarin died Saturday after battling cancer. He was 71.
Bethenny Frankel, Jill Zarin and Ally Shapiro
Among the mourners were Jill and her daughter Ally Shapiro, as well as “RHONY" cast members Bethenny Frankel, Dorinda Medley, Sonja Morgan, Kelly Bensimon and Aviva Drescher.
Aviva Drescher and Kelly Bensimon
President Trump's ex-wife Marla Maples was also seen outside the church.
A source told RadarOnline.com that Jill and her daughter Ally both gave touching speeches at the funeral, saying, "Jill expressed so much gratitude for him and their 20 years together.”
Jill Zarin and Ally Shapiro
Earlier, Jill remembered Bobby on Instagram, writing, “Rest In Peace my love. Words can not express the hole in my heart. Bobby taught me what true and deep love is. Thank you my love for sharing your life with me.. for raising Allyson as if she was your own, being an amazing father and grandfather and teaching me how to be a better person. You inspire those around you to be the best they can be. I will never forget you... your legacy lives on through your beautiful children and grandchildren.”
She continued, “I will continue to raise money and awareness for ITOG ( international Thyroid Oncology Group) so maybe this won't happen to the next guy who draws the proverbial short straw. I will continue to honor you and make you proud . You taught me so many lessons. I will turn the lights off when I leave a room and try not to lose my keys! Lists! Yes I will make lists.”
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Bobby was diagnosed with thyroid cancer in 2009 and treated, but the cancer came back and spread to his lungs and brain. In the fall, Jill told People he had undergone brain surgery.