Fr Jose Filipe Viriato Abranches was a Diocesan Priest who worked as the Vicar in the Church of Sao Braz (St Blaise) at Gandaulim, Goa. The St Blaise Church in Goa was built in 1563. He was a native of Verna, Goa. He was relieved at his request on 28 January 1936. He died in verna on 18 July 1938.