In loving memory of

Darrin Paul Collins
August 24, 1966 - September 1, 2021

Darrin Paul Collins, passed peacefully on September 1, 2021. Age 55.

Of Sicklerville, NJ; formerly of Peabody, MA. Devoted husband of Joeylynn. Loving father of Caitlyn, Colleen, and his loyal dog Brandi. Beloved of brother Robin Collins and Richard "Scott" Collins (Susan). Adored son of the late Richard and Ann Collins. Son-in-law of Joseph and Billie Jo. Uncle of Richard (Theresa), Amanda, Teddy (Danielle), Anthony, Megan, Heidi, Brian, Jay, Greta, and Greer. Cousin of Jay (Alex), Steven (Courtney), and Tommy (Angela). Loving nephew of Donna Gould and the late Renee Petrie. Brother-in-law of Donna and Marie (Jay). Also survived by many great nieces and nephews.

Darrin worked as a letter carrier for the USPS. He was a coach, trainer and board member for TBAA Soccer. He was a very kind hearted person who would give the shirt off his back to help anyone. He was always joking, smiling and laughing. Darrin loved spending time with his family in North Wildwood, boating and jet skiing, and loved having cigars and a beer with friends.

There will be a viewing Thursday evening from 7 to 9 pm and Friday morning from 9 to 10 am at GARDNER FUNERAL HOME, RUNNEMEDE.

Funeral Mass 11 am Friday at St. Charles Borromeo Church, 176 Stagecoach Rd., Sicklerville, NJ 08081.

Interment private.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Darrin's memory to the Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.


BARBI TURNER wrote on Sep 12, 2021:

"worked with darrin for many years. always talked about our swimming pools. i always knew his opening had to be on his daughters birthday.the sweetest person always.god bless you and your family. BARBI TURNER"

John Stiles wrote on Sep 9, 2021:

"Coach Darrin trained both my daughter and son for years. He didn't just teach them how to play the game the right way - he taught them how to act and carry themselves the right way. They were very lucky to have him as a role model. He was a wonderful person. - The Stiles Family"

Chris Wilbert wrote on Sep 9, 2021:

"Darrin taught me so much about life as a soccer coach and dad. He was a great trainer and a fantastic friend. He will be missed. Love the Wilbert's."

Billie Jo Levengood wrote on Sep 9, 2021:

"I am truly at a loss for words. Darrin was an all-around kind person, soccer extraordinaire, and a wonderful family man. He was never without a smile on his face and always had a funny story to tell. (I'll never forget when he told us years ago about what he did to urge Joeylynn to pick out a paint color for the walls...ingenious! ) Joeylynn, Caitlyn and Colleen - our hearts and thoughts of comfort go out to you and the rest of the Collins family. May Darrin rest in peace. Love, the Levengoods. "

John Glenn wrote on Sep 8, 2021:

"The big brother of the office. He made an impact on everyone he met and he will be missed tremendously. Thoughts and prayers to Joeylynn, Caitlyn, and Colleen. "

Roger and Ruth Guenther wrote on Sep 8, 2021:

"So sorry for your loss Joeylynn, Caitlyn, and Colleen. Roo and I will surely miss him at the HH. Without a doubt, anyone who knew or worked with Darrin, received the joys and benefits of such. May God continue to bless your family. "

Helen Kane wrote on Sep 8, 2021:

"Our thoughts and prayers are with you Joeylynn, Caitlin and Colleen. Darrin was a joy to be around. His big smile and the twinkle in his eyes were always a gift to us. He was an all around good guy. He will be deeply missed at the Hamilton. Tom and Helen. "

Jon Woodward wrote on Sep 6, 2021:

"My thoughts are with Darrin's family at this difficult time. Many of Darrin's classmates from the PVI Class of 84' remember him fondly. He was taken way too soon, but he impacted many on his short stay here. Rest in Peace. Woody "

Cheryl Peters wrote on Sep 6, 2021:

"My thoughts and prayers to you Joey, Caitlyn, Colleen.So sorry for your loss."

Christine Gentile wrote on Sep 5, 2021:

"Fabulous Coach to my daughter Taylor and a big support when her dad passed! My thoughts and prayers to you and may your wonderful memories always bring a smile to your face and love to your heart! "

Michael Pammy Jordan wrote on Sep 4, 2021:

"Great neighbor, great person. Will be sorely missed. So sorry for your loss."

Pete DeFeo wrote on Sep 3, 2021:

"Love you Dingo - I was blessed to be your friend. "

Tim Fenu wrote on Sep 3, 2021:

"Thoughts and prayers to Joeylynne, Caitlyn, Colleen and family. Darrin is one of a kind. A fantastic husband, father, brother and friend. You will never be forgotten. Love you my friend."

Shelley wrote on Sep 3, 2021:

"Coach Darrin was my daughters? trainer for many years. They loved him so much. We are all very sad to hear the news of his passing. The Rulli Family"

Anthony Cecero wrote on Sep 3, 2021:

"On behalf TBAA Soccer Darrin was a good friend and as a trainer couldn't be beat. The right mix of soccer expert, stern parent and fun uncle. All of our teams loved him. So sad for his wife and daughters. He will be missed. "