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

DUXBURY, Mass. – The husband of Lindsey Clancy, the Duxbury mother accused in the death of her children, is asking people to forgive her.

“I want to ask all of you to find it deep within yourself to forgive Lindsey, as I did. The real Lindsey was a generous loving and caring person for everyone – me, our children, family, friends and her patients,” Patrick Clancy wrote in a statement released on Saturday was posted on a GoFundMe page accepting donations for the family, “The fiber of her soul is loving. All I wish for her now is that she finds peace in some way.

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Lindsey Clancy, 32, is 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 an arrest warrant. Emergency crews responding to a 911 call found her three young children unconscious and traumatized at the family’s home Tuesday night.

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

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

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

“Callan was usually the first to wake up and lay his head on my shoulder for a few minutes as he adjusted to the morning,” wrote Patrick Clancy. “Dawson would usually sing or speak out loud for a while before we went to pick him up. Cora was a big girl and just walked downstairs. I still vividly picture her coming into the living room every morning with her hair tousled and a smile on her face.

The family “always started their days together reading books, cuddling on the sofa and playing with magnet tiles. I loved taking them places, whether it was a field trip to Chandler Elementary, a vacation, skiing, boating, or Duxbury Beach, one of our favorite places on earth. They gave me purpose and I never took it for granted. Now there is a huge void where that goal once stood,” wrote Patrick Clancy.

Police responded to 47 Summer St. on Tuesday around 6:15 p.m., after Patrick Clancy arrived home and called 911 to report his wife’s suicide attempt. Plymouth County District Attorney Tim Kruse said Lindsey Clancy jumped out of a second-story window.

On Saturday, Patrick Clancy shared some personal details about his children and how they brighten his days.

His eldest, 5-year-old Cora, “laughed and was stunningly beautiful. She was cautious, but it was really because she was so caring. She used to say she wanted to be a doctor and a mom when she grew up, and she would practice giving Cullen tests,” wrote Patrick Clancy.

His middle child, 3-year-old Dawson, “had beautiful, bold brown eyes that shone with friendship. He was naturally humorous and generous beyond the norm for a typical toddler, always willing to share his toys with others. For all the love he received, he always gave more,” wrote Patrick Clancy.

And the baby, 8-month-old Cullen, “was our easy child. I always said it was because he was the third child – he had to adjust and he did it easily. He was born without difficulty and was our best sleeper. He was just an incredibly happy and vibrant baby who was always smiling,” wrote Patrick Clancy.

“Callan died with tremendous courage despite being so young. Maybe that was his way of showing me what I needed to do to move forward. I will always try to draw inspiration from him,” wrote Patrick Clancy. “He always will be my little hero.”

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

“I want to share my thoughts about Lindsey. Recently, she has been portrayed mostly by people who never met her and never knew who the real Lindsey was,” Patrick Clancy wrote. I was as proud to be her husband as I was to be her father and I felt constantly blessed to have her in my life.I still remember the moment I laid eyes on her for the first time and I can remember how much I I had the kind of love at first sight that you only see in movies.It wasn’t long before I was sure that I wanted to marry him.

“We said ‘I love you’ to each other several times a day as if it were a reflex. We usually started each morning with a passionate hug, giving a sigh of relief as if each had received the perfect medicine,” wrote Patrick Clancy. “If too much time went by without a hug, she’d look at me and say, ‘Did you forget?'” We both understood the reality that people can have bad days, but we stuck to the rule that when one of us got lost, the other always was there to bring them home, always. She loved being a nurse, but nothing matched her intense love for our children and her dedication to being a mother. It was all she ever wanted. Her passion taught me to be a better father.

The grieving father also thanked the Duxbury community, first responders, religious leaders and health care workers who have helped him and his family in recent days.

“I promise I will put all my energy into healing and rediscovering my purpose,” wrote Patrick Clancy. “I owe it to all of you, the Duxbury firefighters and police, our compassionate healthcare workers, our local faith leaders, the Microsoft community, and especially Cora, Dawson and Cullen. I don’t know how or when I will be able to do this, but your love and generosity will help me get started. I know that love always wins.

“Thank you all for your love and support,” wrote Patrick Clancy. “The warmth I have received from the community is palpable and your generosity gives me hope that I can focus on some healing. I have seen all of your messages and contributions, including some from people I have not seen in over a decade and many, whom I have never met.I see and appreciate 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 “preliminarily it appears that the children were strangled.”

Massachusetts General Hospital confirmed that Lindsay Clancy is an employee there. The hospital released a statement on Wednesday saying: “We are shocked and saddened to learn of this unimaginable tragedy. Our deepest condolences to all those affected by these devastating events.

Cruz called the incident “an unimaginable senseless tragedy” and said it was no accident. He also acknowledged the emergency crews who were the first to witness the tragic event as they headed 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 Thursday night at Holy Family Church in Duxbury, focusing on mental health.

Lindsey Clancy is expected to be charged 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 story about development. Check back for updates as more information becomes available.

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