Caye Peters, age 74 of Waterford, died Sunday, May 29, 2011 at Millcreek Community Hospital. Born February 27, 1937 in Erie, she was one of ten children of the late Walter and Violet Dennis Mack.

Peters, CayeCaye was a Registered Nurse who retired in 2002 as the Director of Millcreek Manor. Over the years, she had been the Director of Nursing at Millcreek Community Hospital and had worked in the Alzheimer’s Unit of St. Mary’s Home. Her love and caring attitude towards others also extended beyond her profession as she spent many years as the Wish Grantor for the Make-A-Wish Foundation and she volunteered with the Waterford Food Pantry.

Caye enjoyed her friendships with her fellow “Red Hatters” from the Red Hat Society, she loved to play Scrabble, and she was quite a fan of the Pittsburgh Pirates, University of Michigan football, and the Buffalo Bills.

She was preceded in death by 4 sisters: Rosemary Culver, Nancy Mittner, Linda Dann, and Gretchen Mack.

She is survived by 5 children: Karen Roseberry and husband Frank of Edinboro, Linda Shields and husband Steve of Union City, Dale Peters and wife Tracey of Clarence Center, NY, Jane Shields and husband Brian, and Brian Peters, all of Waterford. Caye has 15 grandchildren: Nick and Tyler Roseberry, Jessie and Jordan Shields, Cortney, Denise, Catherine, Emily, Zacharias and Jedidiah Peters, Gabrielle and Brandon Shields, and Kathy, Rachel and Sarah Peters.

She is further survived by a sister, Barbara Lynch and husband Art of Wattsburg, and 4 brothers, Bill Mack and wife Norma of Fort Wayne, IN, Walter Mack and wife Norma, and Edward Mack, all of Erie, and Chris Mack and wife Cindy of Warren.

Caye will also be missed by her many friends and acquaintances.

Friends may call at the Van Matre Funeral Home, 105 Walnut Street, Waterford on Wednesday evening from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. and are invited to attend funeral services there on Thursday at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Thomas Whitman of All Saints Parish in Waterford officiating. Burial will follow at Waterford Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.