Anderson & Campbell Funeral Home

703 Main Street, Toms River, NJ


Sara Elizabeth Trahey

March 25, 1986February 8, 2020

Sara Elizabeth Trahey known to some in the Toms River community as "Goodie" was a beloved wife and mother, sister, daughter, friend, educator and so much more. A school librarian at Ella G Clarke elementary school in Lakewood, NJ who had an infectious love of reading that inspired her career path. A devoted mother who you would often find on the sidelines or coaching soccer and baseball games, volunteering at school events, or spending time near the water. She was always on the move planning the next fun family activity and as an avid adventurer regularly had her family out kayaking, camping, snowboarding, boating, crabbing, tubing etc. Her infectious smile was constantly affixed to her face all while being able to razz you with a sarcastic joke. A free and wild spirit that had a powerful love for life, her family and friends. Saying she will be missed is an understatement but we know she is with us whenever we feel the cool breeze coming off the water and the warm sun shining on our face.

Sara is survived by her husband Jeffrey Trahey of Toms River, Daughter Casey 8, Jaxon 7, Riley 2; Parents K.C. Goodwin, Helen Goodwin, Father-in-law Jack Trahey, Mother-in-law Karen Trahey (Heller) Grandmother Lynn Jordan, Grandmothers-in-law Gladys Trahey and Elsie Heller, Sister Crystal Pepkowski (Goodwin), Brother-in-law Luke Pepkowski, Brother Thomas Goodwin, Sister-in-law Jackie Schaffer (Trahey), Borther-in-law Joe Schaffer, Brother-in-Law Shawn Trahey, Sister-in-law Jennifer Trahey and 6 nephews Conner 8, Cameron 6, Dean 6, Tyler 4, Grant 3, Cole 2 and so many other loving relatives.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Anderson and Campbell Funeral Home, 703 Main St., Toms River. A Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, February 13 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Church, 685 Hooper Ave, Toms River. Cremation will be private. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Sara’s GoFundMe page. Condolences may be made by visiting www.andersonandcampbell.com.


  • Visitation Wednesday, February 12, 2020
  • Funeral Mass Thursday, February 13, 2020


Sara Elizabeth Trahey

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Trina Rouse-Brown

February 15, 2020

My heart was so overwhelmed to hear of Sara's passing even though we didn't know each other long working with her at Sharon Hill School was a joy we had so much fun talking about our families and things we like to do. We kept in touch with one another through social media but often talked about getting together I so wish that we had finally done so I will remember your beautiful smile and kindness sleep well Sara

Janna Keller

February 14, 2020

Sara was always smiling .... watching her bloom into adult hood marriage and being the amazing mom that she was warmed my heart. Everyone loved her and I will never forget summers in Toms River with her or the one camping trip I was invited in with her family. My heart breaks. Sending all the love and prayers I can. Helen. KC crystal and Thomas my love and support will always be with you and the extended family... especially Jeff and the kids.

Walter maslo Jr

February 12, 2020

Our entire family has been heartbroken since learning of Sara's passing.
It seems like yesterday Morgen and Sara were kids on the soccer field, life leads us down different roads, time turns the present day into a memory, but the bond between each other during those innocent years is everlasting. May the Lord lie Sara down in the green grass of heaven, may the son shine warm on her smiling face. And may the knowledge that she dwells in the house of the lord, bring comfort to all who love her.
With our sincerest condolences and love to you all. Sarah, Bud, and Morgen Maslo.

Kurt Neiser

February 11, 2020

My sincerest condolences to Jeff and the entire Trahey family. So sorry for your loss. In these hardest of times celebrate all the moments Sara shined on all of your lives.

Kurt Neiser - Alside Supply