‘Shock and pain:’ Husband of Duxbury mother charged in children’s deaths gives statement – Boston 25 News

Duxbury, Mass. – The husband of Lindsay Clancy, the Duxbury mother accused in the deaths of her children, is asking people to forgive him.

“I would like to ask all of you that you feel the same way that you forgive Lindsey as I do. The real Lindsey showed everyone – me, our children, our family, our friends and her patients – a generous amount of love and care.” wrote Patrick Clancy in a statement posted Saturday to the GoFundMe page, which is accepting donations for the family. “The fibers of his heart are loving. Now I can only pray that he can somehow find peace.

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Lindsey Clancy, 32, is charged with two counts of murder, three counts of strangulation or strangulation, and three counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, according to an arrest warrant. Emergency crews responding to a 911 call found her three young children unconscious and suffering from trauma at the family’s home Tuesday night.

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Her two older children, Cora Clancy, 5, and Dawson Clancy, 3, were pronounced dead at the hospital shortly after they were found in the home. The couple’s third child, 8-month-old Callan Clancy, also died, the district attorney’s office announced Friday.

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Lindsey Clancy is in police custody at a Boston hospital. In a statement on Saturday, her husband shared fond memories of his family and three children.

“My family was the best thing that ever happened to me,” wrote Patrick Clancy. “I was so proud to be Lindsay’s husband and father to Cora, Dawson and Callan. I always reminded myself that every day with them was a new gift.

“Usually Callan was the first to wake up and lay his head on my shoulder for a few minutes as he adjusted to the morning,” writes Patrick Clancy. “Dawson would usually be singing or talking out loud for a while before we picked him up. Cora was a big girl and just kept going down. I can still vividly picture her coming into the living room every morning with her hair in disarray and a smile on her face.

The family “always started our days together with reading books, cuddling on the couch, and playing with magnetic tiles. In Chandler Elementary, flying, vacationing, skiing, boating, or one of our favorite places in the world “I loved going to Duxbury Beach. They gave me a purpose and I never took it for granted. Where once that purpose was, there is now a big void,” writes Patrick Clancy.

Patrick Clancy arrived home and called 911 to report that his wife had attempted suicide. Plymouth County District Attorney Tim Cruz said Lindsay Clancy jumped from a second-story window.

On Saturday, Patrick Clancy shared a personal story about his children and how they brightened his day.

Her eldest, 5-year-old Cora, “had an infectious laugh and was stunningly beautiful. She was reserved, but that was because she was very caring. When she grew up, she wanted to be a doctor and a mother. said he wanted to and would exercise Callan by testing him,” wrote Patrick Clancy.

Her middle child, 3-year-old Dawson, had “beautiful, bold, brown eyes that sparkled with friendship. He was humorous and generous by nature, outside the norm for a typical toddler, always thinking was willing to share his love with others. For all the love he received, he always gave back more,” wrote Patrick Clancy.

And the baby, 8-month-old Callan, “was our easy child. I always said because he was the third child – he had to adapt and he did easily. He was born without a fuss and is our best sleeper “He was a very happy and lively baby, always smiling,” wrote Patrick Clancy.

“Callan died with great courage despite being so young. Maybe this is his way of showing me what I need to do to move forward. I always try to draw inspiration from him,” writes Patrick Clancy. “He will always be my little one. will be my hero.”

Patrick Clancy also shared intimate details about his wife and their relationship, including how it was “love at first sight” when they first met.

“I’d like to share some thoughts about Lindsey. Recently, she’s been portrayed mostly by people who have never met her and don’t know who the real Lindsey is,” writes Patrick Clancy. I was as proud to be her husband as I was a father and I felt blessed to have her in my life. I remember getting over it. It wasn’t long before I was sure I wanted to marry him.”

“We said ‘I love you’ to each other several times a day, like a reflex.” We started each morning with a passionate hug, each of us breathing a sigh of relief as if we had taken the perfect medicine,” writes Patrick Clancy. “If it’s been too long with a hug, he’ll look at me and say, ‘Did you forget?'” we followed the rule of being around. She loved being a nurse, but nothing matched her strong love for our children and her dedication to being a mother. It was what she wanted. How passionate she was about me taught me to be a better father.

The grieving father also thanked the Duxbury community, first responders, religious leaders and medical staff who helped him and his family over the last few days.

“I pledge all my strength to healing and rediscovering my purpose,” wrote Patrick Clancy. “I owe it to all of you, Duxbury Fire and Police, our compassionate medical staff, our local faith leaders, the Microsoft community, and especially Cora, Dawson and Callan. I don’t know how or when I will do it, but your love and generosity will help me get started. I know love always wins.”

“Thank you all for your love and support,” wrote Patrick Clancy. “I feel a warm welcome from the community and your generosity gives me hope that I can focus on some kind of treatment. I’ve seen all of your posts and contributions, including some from people I haven’t seen in over a decade and have never seen. I see and appreciate all of you.”

While autopsies may determine the exact cause and manner of their deaths, District Attorney Cruz said earlier this week, “Initially, it appears the children were strangled.”

Massachusetts General Hospital confirmed that Lindsay Clancy is an employee there. The hospital released a statement on Wednesday: “We are shocked and saddened to learn of this incredible tragedy. We extend our deepest sympathies to all those affected by these tragic events.”

Cruz called the incident “an unimaginable senseless tragedy” and insisted it was no accident. He also credited emergency crews who were the first to witness the tragic scene when they responded to the home.

“I’m sure many of them will not forget what they saw last night,” Cruz said Wednesday.

Hundreds attended an emotional candlelight vigil for mental health Thursday night at Holy Family Church in Duxbury.

Lindsay Clancy is expected to be arraigned after she is released from the hospital.

State troopers assigned to Cruz’s office are assisting Duxbury police with the homicide investigation.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates as more information becomes available.

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