Sen. Durbin's Daughter Dies of Heart Condition

Christine Durbin worked for Ag Department

The daughter of Sen. Dick Durbin has died from complications related to a congenital heart condition.

Christine Durbin died Saturday in a Washington, D.C.-area hospital at the age of 40. She was the oldest daughter of the Illinois Democrat and his wife, Loretta Durbin.

Christine Durbin worked for 16 years for the U.S. Department of Agriculture in the emerging markets division. A funeral will be held Thursday in suburban Maryland, outside Washington.

"Chris was a remarkable woman who was deeply committed to her family and deeply loved in return," said Durbin spokesman Joe Shoemaker. "The Durbin family is so grateful and has been touched by the outpouring of sympathy and support from those who have sent along their prayers and good wishes."

In lieu of flowers the Durbin family has asked that a charitable donation be made to:

Children’s Heart Institute
Adult Congenital Heart Research (in honor of Chris Durbin)
Children’s National Medical Center
111 Michigan Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20010

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