Born in Providence, she spent her childhood years in Barrington, and later lived in Boston and Ibiza, Spain, before moving to St. John in the early 70s.
Maia attended the Wheeler School, Hollins College and Rhode Island School of Design. She was the owner of the Cruz Bay Travel Agency and Pine Peace Liquors, which she established with her husband.
She was a founding member and longtime supporter of the Animal Care Center, an animal rescue organization that she helped form in St. John.
In addition to her husband, Maia is survived by a brother, Jay Flanagan, of Rhode Island, and his children, Elise and Stuart Flanagan, two stepsons, Jonathan Mongie and his wife, Eva, of South Dartmouth, Mass., and their children, and Stefan Mongie of St. Petersburg, Fla., and three cousins, Susan Mulvany of Concord, Massachusetts, J. Edward Hanley of Bristol, and Michael Hanley of Minneapolis, Minn.
In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory are appreciated at the Animal Care Center, Box 429, St. John, USVI 00831