Martha Veasey, a long-time administrator at Canisius College in New York, died on New Year’s Day after a long illness. She was 79 years old. A native of Johnstown, Pennsylvania, Veasey moved to Buffalo, New York. She was a graduate of Sisters Hospital School of Nursing and served as an operating room nurse for 21 years at Buffalo General Hospital. Veasey earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology at Canisius in 1982 and then joined the staff at the college as a counselor.