Over the weekend, former Real Housewives of New York star Jill Zarin lost her husband Bobby Zarin after a long battle with cancer. Bobby will be laid to rest tomorrow and Jill is sharing a touching tribute her husband of 18 years. She promises to continue raising money and awareness in his name.
Jill took to Instagram tonight to share, “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.”
She continued to gush, “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.”
Jill wants to do what she can to ensure that others won’t suffer through this awful disease, “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 preverbal short straw. I will continue to honor you and make you proud.”
She continued, “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 now that you can’t remind me.”
Jill ended her tribute by thanking everyone for their support and love during this terrible time. “Thank you to all our friends, family and fans for the most incredible love you have shown our family. The messages bring tears to my eyes and will continue reading them all in the coming weeks. I will continue my tribute in the coming days and weeks and if you want to share anything please leave messages. Tomorrow is the funeral so I will sleep now. Love Jill.”
Our thoughts are with the Zarin family.
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