Obituary: Rose Cerrotta


Rose Cerrotta passed away at her home in Malibu on Aug. 26 at the age of 96.

Cerrotta was born on April 20, 1919 in Capri, Italy. She arrived in New York in 1932, where she resided with her family and five siblings. In 1949, her family moved to Los Angeles.

Cerrotta, along with her siblings, owned and operated Nu Way Plating Company. Their specialty was restoring the chrome plating on antique cars.

In the 1970s, the family purchased a home in Malibu, “which they still refer to as the ‘Capri Beach House,’” a loved one shared.

Cerrotta is survived by her nieces and nephews: Michael and Elisa Sheedy, Joe and Phyllis De Angelis, Giovanna Cerrotta of Malibu, Bill and Agnes Daws of Pasadena, Dennis and Frances Wilson of Agoura Hills, Scott and Anna Brown of Los Angeles, Elisa Mossutto of Thousand Oaks, Jimmy and Lisa Cerrotta of Newbury Park, Mark and Toni Koffman of Lake Tahoe, and Louis and Miriam Cerrotta of New York. She is also survived by sister-in-law Delia Cerrotta of Malibu.

A title in her honor is on display at the corner of Cross Creek Road and Civic Center Way.

Services took place at San Fernando Mission.