Funeral held for Duxbury children as mother Lindsay Clancy's criminal defense begins

SCITUATE − A funeral was held Friday for three young Duxbury siblings who were killed last month. Their mother, Lindsay Clancy, is accused in connection with their deaths.

Five-year-old Cora Clancy, 3-year-old Dawson Clancy and 8-month-old Callan Clancy were found inside their Duxbury home Jan. 24. The two older children were pronounced dead at the hospital that night, and the youngest child died Jan. 27.

The funeral for the children was held Friday at St. Mary of the Nativity in Scituate. the Rev. Bob Deehan, of Holy Family Church in Duxbury, presented the eulogy at the service.

"It was a beautiful funeral Mass, but it’s very, very difficult," he said.

Cora Clancy holds her baby brother, Callan, while sitting next to her younger brother, Dawson.
Cora Clancy holds her baby brother, Callan, while sitting next to her younger brother, Dawson.

Lindsay Clancy remains hospitalized for injuries she suffered when she jumped from a window of their home. Her lawyer revealed on Friday that they plan to argue she lacked criminal responsibility in the case because she was overmedicated and involuntarily intoxicated.

The Rev. said he read words of a eulogy written by Patrick Clancy during the service.

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"Showing the beautiful relationship he had with each child and brought out their personality and the dynamic between himself and the child, and it was beautiful," the Rev. Deehan said. "Beautiful and a privilege for me to read it for him, but not easy at the same time."

Lindsay Clancy is facing two counts of murder and three counts each of strangulation and assault and battery with a deadly weapon. Upgraded charges are expected after the death of Callan.

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