Svetlana Freytsis

June 16, 1958June 5, 2018

FREYTSIS, Svetlana (Petrachova), 59, of Swampscott and Cambridge, passed away on Tuesday, June 5, 2018, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Leningrad, USSR, she was the daughter of the late Elena Onchukova and Stanislav Petrachov.

In addition to her beloved husband, Ilya, those left to cherish Svetlana’s memory are her devoted children: Marat Freytsis of Portland, OR, and Marina Freytsis of Cambridge, MA. She was preceded in death by her brother, Mikhail Petrachov.

A funeral service for Svetlana will be held on Friday, June 8 at 2:00pm at Stanetsky-Hymanson Memorial Chapel, 10 Vinnin Street, Salem, MA.

In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to Helen Keller International‘s Vitamin A Supplementation Program ( or to a charity of your choice.

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  • Funeral Service Friday, June 8, 2018

Svetlana Freytsis

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Khalilah Gambrell

June 8, 2018

To the Freytsis family,

I had the pleasure to know Lana at EBSCO. For ten years, we worked together on several projects and we took the train together. Sometimes we would talk on the train sometimes about work but over the years it was more about travel, family, and politics. I learned a lot from Lana not just about work stuff but about the importance of a work/life balance and persistence. She was a wonderful person and I will always remember and be grateful for our talks on the train.

My thoughts are with you all during this difficult time. I hope you are and will be comforted by wonderful memories and the love she had for you all.


Khalilah Gambrell