On Munjoy Hill, master tailor Evangelista Donatelli is remembered as a perfect fit

May 27, 2022 300


Evangelista Donatelli,  known to many friends and customers as Vange or Vangie, liked to sit in a white plastic lawn chair on the sidewalk facing Congress Street and wave and talk to people passing by his longtime Munjoy Hill tailor shop. Donatelli, who opened Donatelli’s Custom Tailor Shop in 1972, died on May 16. He was 84.

He was a master tailor who began to learn the trade when he was 10 years old, living in Lettomanopello, Italy, his birthplace. In 1965, hoping to provide a better life for his family, he immigrated to Portland by boat with his wife, Liliana, and their son Faustino.

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