Alaja “Sara” Campos, a longtime resident of the Bronx, died on February 1, 2021. She was 77.
Ms. Campos was born on March 28, 1943 in Bahia de Caraquez, Ecuador to the late Jose Campos and Emiliana Vergara. For many years she worked as a seamstress. Alaja was a devoted mother, grandmother and recently great-grandmother. She was a loving woman who dedicated herself in taking care of her family. Her humor, love for cooking, singing, dancing and her all around vivacious personality always left an impression for those whoever met her.
There was always something about her house that attracted people to her home. She welcomed anyone and everyone even the strays who later became family to her. Her home was always full of laughter and Jokes. The love for her grandchildren was undeniable. She never liked anyone leaving her house with an empty stomach and never fell asleep until everyone was safe and sound at home. Her loving hands, heart, tender touch, courage and strength will be sorely missed.
She is survived by her son Roberth; her daughters, Julie, Lilliana, Mirna and Elena; her sons-in-law, Jose and Calvert; her 12 grandchildren Anthony, Joshua, Andres, Jose, Brianna, Jocelyn, Moses, Kaylah, Caitlin, Aubrey, Madison and Calvert; and her great-granddaughter Kristen.
Visiting will be Thursday from 4-8pm, with a funeral service at 7pm, at Joseph A. Lucchese Funeral Home, 726 Morris Park Avenue, Bronx. Family and friends wishing to attend the visiting virtually may click the following link Campos Services Interment is scheduled for Friday at 11am at Kensico Cemetery, 273 Lakeview Avenue, Valhalla.