In Memoriam: Teacher, Highlands Resident, Little Silver-Raised RBR Basketball Hall of Fame Inductee, Rachael Twigg, 42

Little Silver-raised Red Bank Regional High School (RBR) basketball Hall of Fame inductee, area summer bartender and Highlands resident, Rachael Twigg, passed away on Thursday July 28, after a battle with breast cancer. She was 42.

“Rachael loved the sea breezes in the Highlands from her beach cottage and was an avid gardener. She loved being a part of the Highlands Community, she was a local summer time bartender at Sallie Tee’s in Monmouth Beach and On the Deck in Atlantic Highlands. She was a lifetime Mets fan. She had an incredible support team from lifetime friends. Rachael absolutely loved being a mom, as so, she created a loving home for her children to aspire and grow in. She will be deeply missed by all
the lives that she has touched.

Loved ones of Rachael Twigg in her obituary

Rachael was born in Miami Beach, FL although lived most of her childhood in Avon-by-the-Sea. She attended Red Bank Regional High School and was a starter on the Girls Basketball 1998 D3 State Champion Team that was later inducted into the RBR Hall of Fame in 2018.

In 2003 she graduated University of North Carolina (UNC), Charlotte, with a bachelor’s degree in Literature. Rachael went on to Patterson Teaching Academy 2004-2006, then taught at Lakewood High School from 2006 to 2012, then at Neptune City Middle School from 2012-2022.

During her tenure Rachael coached girls basketball. Rachael had a strong passion for reading and writing. “She is described as a teacher who gained respect from her students through being an active listener to their specific needs for them to be able to learn,” family said in her obituary.

The daughter of Barbara Johnson Twigg and the late Robert Scott Twigg, of Little Silver, Rachael is survived by: her husband, Christopher Moran; their children, Scottie and Clancy; sister, Jennifer Spagnuolo, of Monmouth Beach; brothers, Lee Hoagland, of Long Branch, Shawn Hoagland, of Fair Haven; five nieces, one nephew; and aunts, uncles and cousins.

Services are private and under the direction of Thompson Memorial Home, Red Bank. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Rachael’s name to The Beauty Foundation for Cancer Care. The Beauty Foundation for Cancer Care’s mission is to alleviate the overwhelming financial, emotional strains that cancer treatments place on families and goal is to help inspire the courage, strength and confidence that is needed to fight cancer.

— Edited obituary prepared by family via Thompson Memorial Home

John Caroli
BCS Wealth Management