Fr Jose Antonio de Almeida was a native of Grace (Chorao), Goa. He was the Chaplain at Marna, Siolim and at the Vanxim Chapel. The Vanxim Chapel became a Church during his tenure and he was the first Vicar of the Parish of Vanxim. He was relieved from service in 1961. He also worked at Azossim, and Arambol. He Passed away on 05 December 1982.