Dorothy Jean Mellen, 87, passed away peacefully at Albany Medical Center after a six-month battle with Leukemia. She was in the presence of her loving family, to whom she devoted her life and her heart. Her family and friends remember her as "Dottie" or "Dot," the rock that held them together through their joys and hardships. She was born in Watertown, NY in 1932 to Ralph Timerman and Geraldine Page Timerman. She graduated from Dexter High School before moving to the Capital Region. Here, she began working for Montgomery Ward where she met the love of her life, John J. Mellen, Sr. She balanced raising a family with her career, moving on to work for the State of New York for over two decades. Dottie enjoyed playing bingo, painting pottery, and spending time with her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. Dottie is predeceased by her husband John Sr., sons, John Mellen Jr. and David Mellen, and daughter Jo-Anne Pratt (Bill). She's survived by her brother Ralph Timerman Jr., daughter Linda Baker (Lenny), granddaughters, Melissa, Cyndi, and Mandy, grandsons J.R. (Cassandra), Jason, David, Billy (Eva), John (Danielle), and Lance, and many great and great-great grandchildren. Calling hours will be held Saturday, August 24th from 10:00-12:00, followed by a brief service at noon, at the Thomas P. Mooney Funeral Home, 11 Elm St. Nassau, NY. Immediately following the service, interment will take place in St. Agnes Cemetery in Menands.