Amelia Scarles

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Mystic - Amelia (Ponticelli) Scarles, 49, of Mystic, beloved wife of Dr. James Scarles, passed away Saturday, June 30, 2012, at home.

Born in New York, N.Y., she was the proud mother of Marie Scarles and George Scarles, both of Mystic. She had lived in Mystic since 1991.

Amelia was a dietician for Shoreline Surgical Associates in Middletown for four years. Amelia loved watercolor painting, drawing, gardening, and she was active in the Terri Brodeur Breast Cancer Foundation as a medical tent coordinator. She was an avid reader and a brilliant cook who loved to entertain her loving network of family and friends. She took pride in her daughter, who recently graduated from Wesleyan University, and her son, who currently attends Connecticut College.

Besides her husband and children, she leaves her parents, Domenico and Marianna Ponticelli of Mystic; sister, Josephine Amleto and her husband, Dr. Mario Amleto, of Middletown; and her father-in-law and mother-in law, George and Nanna Scarles of Forest Hills, N.Y.

The Scarles family will receive friends from 1 to 3 p.m. and 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 4, from at the Mystic Funeral Home, Route 1, 51 Williams Ave., Mystic.

A Funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday at St. Mary Mother of the Redeemer Church, 69 Groton Long Point Road, Groton. Entombment will follow at St. Mary Cemetery, New London.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Terri Brodeur Breast Cancer Foundation (

Please visit to leave an online expression of sympathy and for directions to the funeral home.
Published in The Day on July 3, 2012
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