McEvoy, 60, passed away Thursday at his home.
Calling hours will be Monday from 4 to 8 p.m. at St. Michael Parish. There will be a funeral Mass Tuesday at 11 a.m. at St. Michael Parish. Burial will be private.
Born and raised in North Andover, McEvoy earned a bachelor's degree in teaching from Salem State College and a master's degree in criminal justice from Anna Maria College, according to his obituary. He loved sports and was captain of the North Andover High School varsity basketball team, and later served as referee.
Following his passion for public service, McEvoy joined the North Andover Police Department in 1980. After retiring recently, McEvoy volunteered on traffic details for local events, most recently the North Andover Fall Festival.
"He was a mentor, he was my sergeant when I started, he took me under his wing," Lt. Eric Foulds said. "He showed me that common sense went a long way in this department and dealing with the public... He truly is North Andover, and he truly represents the North Andover Police Department."
McEvoy loved hanging out at Jimmy's Famous Pizza, where the guys refer to him as "like a father."
"I'm going to miss him walking in the door and saying, 'Is anybody home? You guys open?" owner Nick Papantonakis said.
He also enjoyed eating at Joe's Landing, where the owner described him as "the best."
"He was a familiar face about town, very much involved in all of North Andover," Selectmen Chair Rosemary Smedile said. "The McEvoy name is synonymous with North Andover. He was very involved in youth sports, of course he was known as a fine police officer, a loving father, a great son and brother."