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Owner of Point's Colonial Ranch Market Dies in Brick

Darren Arms had just turned 50 in December


Darren Arms, the owner of Lenny's Colonial Ranch Meat Market, Bridge Avenue, Point Borough, died Sunday in Brick.

Arms had just turned 50 in December.

He had lived in Point Borough for many years and graduated from Borough High School. He has been living more recently on Parker Avenue off Princeton Avenue in Brick.

Arms is the son of former Point Borough Mayor Lenny Arms, who started the business in 1974 and who now also lives in Brick.

He also leaves behind his wife, Lisa, and their five children, Bryan; Brandon; Billy; Amanda and Jenny. He is also survived by Shannon, an older daughter.

The cause of death was not immediately available. However, Brick Police Sgt. Keith Reinhard said that police, EMS and Monoc paramedics responded to a first aid call for Arms on Elizabeth Avenue in Brick at about 11 a.m. Sunday.

They provided rescue efforts and then Arms was transported to Ocean Medical Center, Brick, Reinhard said. However, he said he did not have any information about the death, such as cause, location or time. Hospitals are prohibited by law from releasing any information regarding specific patients.

As news spread on Sunday, dozens of friends, neighbors and loyal customers flooded the business' Facebook page with condolences.

Many left messages that they will miss a great friend, while others remembered Arms as an enthusiastic Giants fan and for his generous contributions and donations he made to worthy causes, including to local first responders, churches and school programs and events.

Arms' younger brother, Adam, owns Lenny's Silverton Market on Hooper Avenue in Toms River.

Patch will update the story as more information becomes available. 

harrisburg January 15, 2013 at 06:31 AM
Darren Arms is the reason that Point Pleasant will always be our hometown,that family has done so much for our town and mostly for the youth of the community for over 35 yrs,beginning with Lennys in the 70s.I hope the entire community will somehow memorialize Darren in a way that might keep his spirit and pride alive forever.I do hope our town shows Darrens family at his services the same love and appreciation he gave to us.I also encourage the Boro Police and Fire Dept to represent the community he gave so much to by leading the procession to his place of rest.not sure what that would take to make happen-but its the right thing to do.He cetainly deserves it. l
Amber Guevara-Foss January 15, 2013 at 07:52 AM
I know his older daughter Shannon. I never got to meet her any of her family, but given what an intelligent ray of sunshine that she is, I know her father must have been an amazing person. My deepest condolences go out to her and her whole family. God bless you all.
Bill Frangione January 15, 2013 at 12:15 PM
I will always remember running into Darren at the Giants playoff game in Tampa 5 years ago. I'll always remember tailgating with Darren at GIANTS Stadium on the Idle Hour bus. I will miss his friendly smile and his handshake every time I come in to Colonial Ranch. Now, may God embrace him into his loving arms . Forever! May God be with his fiamily and comfort them at this difficult time .
Arlene Joseph January 15, 2013 at 06:39 PM
Most sincere condolences to the Arms family. A great man gone way too soon... God bless Darren for all that he did for the community and may he rest in peace.
Albert J. Clericuzio January 16, 2013 at 01:53 AM
Al & Eileen Clericuzio We extend our sincere condolences to the Arms family. Eileen and I watched Darren grow up under the guidance of his loving father Lenny and mother Mary. He embraced his parents teachings of a fine work ethic and a love of the community in which he was raised. His honesty as a businesman and his dedication to making Point Pleasant a nice place to live won"t easily be forgotten by the many people, young and old , who's lives he touched, perhaps unbeknown to him. His parents, Lenny (my friend and one of Point Pleasant's finest mayors) and Mary ( deceased yet still loved by Eileen and I) have so much to be proud of in Darren . May Darren and Mary be reunited in Heaven and once again enjoy the love and companionship they had on Earth. Our prayers and sincere condolences go out to Lenny and Darren's wife and children. Darren will be missed not only as a caring father and husband, but as a kind, caring member of the community of Point Pleasant Borough. May God be with all of his family and offer some comfort during this difficult time.


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