Stetson had purchased the airport in 1999 from Donald Lacouture, of Marlborough, in 1999. Lacouture had owned and run the airport since 1946 following his service during World War II as a flight instructor in the U.S. Army Air Corps.
Stetson had continued to operate the airport under the former business name, Don's Flying Service. The airport offers airplane flight instruction and maintenance services. Another tenant at the airport, North Andover Flight Academy, offers helicopter instruction. There are approximately four-dozen aircraft based at the airport. Marlboro Airport, located on Farm Road, is the state's oldest, privately-owned commercial airport.
Stetson was a retired engineer who bought and ran the airport after Lacouture announced he wanted to retire.
Stetson is survived by his wife, Sandra, and their children, their spouses, and grandchildren. No plans have yet been announced regarding burial services.