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Inside Bobby's Funeral: Grieving Jill Zarin & Daughter Gave 'Touching' Speeches

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Jan. 15 2018, Updated 5:21 p.m. ET

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Jill Zarin and her daughter Ally Shapiro gave "touching" speeches during her late husband Bobby's heartbreaking funeral in New York this morning, RadarOnline.com can exclusively report. As her former Real Housewives of New York costars Sonja Morgan, Dorinda Medley, Aviva Drescher, Kelly Bensimon — and of course, her onetime nemesis Bethenny Frankel — all looked on, a "very strong" Jill expressed her "gratitude" for her late husband, a fellow mourner told Radar.

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"Jill expressed so much gratitude for him and their 20 years together," the insider said, adding that the former reality star remained "composed" during her speech. "She was incredible."

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Jill's daughter Ally also gave a speech. "She was really strong, too," the onlooker said.

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Jill's sister, Bobby's best friend and children, and a family friend also gave speeches. "Everyone said similar things: he was generous, kind and fun," the insider revealed.

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The friends and family members also praised Jill for her strength during her husband's final days after a long, hard battle with cancer. "They said the doctors called Jill a warrior," the source claimed.

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President Donald Trump's attorney Michael Cohen and his actress ex-wife, Marla Maples, also attended the memorial.

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Former Millionaire Matchmaker star Patti Stanger was at the funeral home as well, and a source said she chatted with pal Morgan.

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Luann de Lesseps, who is currently recovering from her recent arrest in rehab, did not attend the memorial.

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As Radar previously reported, Bobby died on January 13 after spending months in and out of a New York City hospital. He was 71 years old.

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