Fundraiser for Duxbury dad whose wife allegedly murdered their three kids nears $1 million

A fundraiser for the husband of a woman who is accused of murdering their children before attempting suicide has raked in nearly $1 million in donations.

Nearly 15,000 people have contributed to the GoFundMe launched Friday on behalf of Patrick Clancy. In the days since, people from all over have rallied around Clancy, with donations topping $973,000 as of Wednesday afternoon.

All funds raised will “pay for medical bills, funeral services, and legal help,” according to a note on the page. “This assistance is especially needed because Pat will be unable to work for the foreseeable future as he weathers this painful, life-altering tragedy.”

His wife, Lindsay Clancy, is accused of strangling their young kids – Cora, 5, Dawson, 3 and Callan, 7 months – before jumping out a second-floor window the night of Jan. 21. Authorities were investigating reports of a suicide when they stumbled upon the tragic scene at the family’s home in Duxbury.

Both Cora and Dawson were rushed to a nearby medical facility with “obvious signs of severe trauma.” They were both pronounced dead later the same night.

Callan meanwhile was transported to Boston, where he was pronounced dead Friday morning.

Their mother, Lindsay, was also hospitalized in wake of the incident. She’s facing murder and assault charges in connection with the deaths of her children.

In a lengthy update shared on the GoFundMe page, Patrick Clancy called for the community to forgive his wife, a nurse who was suffering post partum depression.

“Our marriage was wonderful and diametrically grew stronger as her condition rapidly worsened,” he said. “I took as much pride in being her husband as I did in being a father and felt persistently lucky to have her in my life.”

Clancy added: “I want to ask all of you that you find it deep within yourselves to forgive Lindsay, as I have. The real Lindsay was generously loving and caring towards everyone - me, our kids, family, friends, and her patients.”