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Lenny Arms, Brick Resident and Owner of Lenny’s Colonial Ranch Market, Dies

A tribute to the owner of Lenny's Colonial Ranch Market in Point Pleasant. (Photo: Lenny's Colonial Ranch Market/Facebook)

A tribute to the owner of Lenny’s Colonial Ranch Market in Point Pleasant. (Photo: Lenny’s Colonial Ranch Market/Facebook)

Lenny Arms, the owner of Lenny’s Famous Colonial Ranch Market on Bridge Avenue in Point Pleasant Borough, has died.

A funeral for Arms, a Brick resident, was held Thursday night following his death on Monday, his family said.

Arms, 72, who served as a council member and mayor in Point Pleasant Borough before moving to Brick, was best known for his store, which sells an abundance of freshly made prepared food, soups, deli items and includes a butcher shop. A sign outside the store bid farewell to “the man, the myth, the legend.”

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“We thank you for everything. Without you, none of this would be possible, and the great town of Point Pleasant would not be what it is today. We love you and will surely miss you. Love ya pop!” the sign said.

Arms and his late wife Mary, and their two sons Darren and Adam, successfully operated locations in Point Pleasant and Toms River for over 40 years after moving to the Shore from Plainfield in 1965, an obituary said. He is survived by his son Adam Arms and his wife Jennifer, two daughters Frances Gibbons and her husband Gary and Desirea Bennett and her husband Walter; his daughter-in-law Lisa Arms; one brother Billi (Happy) Howard Arms and his wife Carol; 16 grandchildren William, Danielle, Dalton, Rickki Lee, Allison, Sean, Samantha, Mary, Brian, Brandon, Billy, Amanda, Jenny, Kaitlynn, Jakob and Shannon; two great-grandchildren Damien and Kali; and many nieces and nephews.