DUXBURY, Mass. — The husband of Lindsay Clancy, a Duxbury mother accused of killing her child, is asking for forgiveness.
“I want to ask all of you, if I had, you would forgive Lindsay in your heart. The real Lindsay is generous with love and care for everyone – me, our children, family, friends and her patients ,” Patrick Clancy wrote in a statement posted on Saturday to a GoFundMe page for the family. “The fiber of her soul is loving. I just hope now that she somehow finds peace.”
Lindsay Clancy, 32, was charged with two counts of murder, three counts of strangulation or suffocation and three counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, according to the arrest warrant. Emergency responders responded to a 911 call Tuesday night and found her three young children unconscious and traumatized at home.
Her two older children, Cola Clancy, 5, and Dawson Clancy, 3, were pronounced dead at the hospital shortly after they were found in their home. The couple’s third child, 8-month-old Callan Clancy, also died, the district attorney’s office announced Friday.
Lindsay Clancy is in police custody at a Boston hospital. In a statement Saturday, her husband shared his fond memories of his family and three children.
“My family is the best thing that has ever happened to me,” Patrick Clancy wrote. “I am so proud to be Lindsay’s husband and father to Cora, Dawson and Callan. I always remind myself that every day I spend with them is a new gift.”
“Karan usually wakes up first and puts his head on my shoulder for a few minutes to get used to the morning,” Patrick Clancy wrote. “Before we go to him, Dawson usually Sing out loud or speak his mind. Cora was a big girl who just walked downstairs. I still vividly remember her walking into the living room every morning with her hair disheveled and a smile on her face.”
The family “always starts our days together, reading, snuggling on the couch, playing with magnets. I love taking them everywhere, whether it’s scooters at Chandler Elementary School, vacations, skiing, boat trips, or going to Duxbury Beach, one of our favorite places on earth. They gave me purpose that I never took for granted. Now, that purpose used to be a huge void,” Patrick Clancy wrote road.
Police responded to 47 Summer St. Around 6:15 p.m. Tuesday, Patrick Clancy returned home and called 911 to report his wife’s attempted suicide. Plymouth County District Attorney Tim Cruz said Lindsay Clancy had jumped out of a second-story window.
On Saturday, Patrick Clancy shared personal details about his children and how they brighten his days.
His oldest, Cora, 5, “has an infectious smile and is just so beautiful. She’s the one who’s careful, but that’s really because she’s so sweet. She used to say that when she grows up she wants to be a A doctor and a mother who would practice by examining Karan,” Patrick Clancy wrote.
His second child, Dawson, 3, “has beautiful, bold brown eyes that sparkle with friendship. He has a natural sense of humor that goes beyond the typical toddler and is always willing to share his toys with others.” . For all the love he received, he always gave back more,” Patrick Clancy wrote.
Baby Callan, 8 months old, “was our easygoing baby. I always said it was because he was the third baby – he had to adapt and he did it easily. He was born with very little fuss, yes The best sleeper we’ve had so far. He’s just a very happy and energetic baby, smiling all the time,” wrote Patrick Clancy.
“Even though Karen was small, he died with great courage. Maybe it was his way of showing me what I needed to do to move forward. I’ll always try to draw inspiration from him,” Patrick Clancy wrote. “He will always be my little hero.”
Patrick Clancy also shared intimate details about his wife and their relationship, including “love at first sight” when they first met.
“I wanted to share some thoughts on Lindsay. She has been portrayed lately by a lot of people who have never met her and have no idea who the real Lindsay is,” Patrick Clancy wrote. “Our marriage is wonderful and has grown stronger as her condition rapidly deteriorated. I am as proud as her husband as I am as a father and have always been proud to have her in my life.” Luckily. I still remember the moment I saw her for the first time and how I was blown away by the kind of love at first sight that can only be seen in the movies. It didn’t take long for me to be sure that I wanted to marry her.”
“We say ‘I love you’ to each other multiple times a day, as if it’s a reflex. We habitually start each morning with a warm hug and then breathe a sigh of relief like we’ve each got Like the perfect medicine,” Patrick Clancy wrote. “If it’s been too long without a hug, she’ll look at me and say, ‘Did you forget? We understand each other the reality that people can have bad days, but we stick to the rule that when one of us gets lost, the other is always there to take them home, forever. She loves being a nurse, but nothing can match her intense love for our children and dedication as a mother. This is everything she wants. Her passion has taught me how to be a better father. “
The grieving father also thanked the Duxbury community, first responders, religious leaders and healthcare workers who have helped him and his family in recent days.
“I promise I will put all of my energy into healing and rediscovering my purpose,” Patrick Clancy wrote. “I owe it to all of you, Duxbury Fire and Police, our compassionate The healthcare workers, our local religious leaders, the Microsoft community, and especially Cora, Dawson, and Karan. I don’t know how or when this will be possible, but your love and generosity will help me get started. I know love always was victorious.”
“Thank you all for your love and support,” Patrick Clancy wrote. “The warmth I’ve received from the community is palpable and your generosity has given me hope to focus on some kind of healing. I’ve seen all of your messages and contributions, including some from people I haven’t seen in over a decade people and many I have never met. I see and thank each and every one of you.”
While autopsies will determine the exact cause and manner of their deaths, District Attorney Cruz said earlier this week that “it appears initially that the children were strangled.”
Massachusetts General Hospital confirmed that Lindsay Clancy was an employee there. “We are shocked and saddened to learn of this unimaginable tragedy. Our deepest sympathies go out to all those affected by these devastating events,” the hospital said in a statement Wednesday.
Cruz called the incident an “inconceivably senseless tragedy,” noting it did not happen randomly. He also thanked emergency responders, who were the first to witness the tragic scene when they arrived at the home.
“I’m sure many of them will not forget what they saw last night,” Cruz said Wednesday.
Hundreds of people attended an emotional candlelight vigil at the Holy Family Church in Duxbury on Thursday night to tackle mental health issues.
Lindsay Clancy is expected to be arraigned after being released from hospital.
State troopers assigned to Cruz’s office are assisting Duxbury police in the murder investigation.
This is a developing story. Please check back for updates when more information becomes available.
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