He lived in the village of Malverne in Nassau County with his wife, Patricia Ann Norris-McDonald, the mayor of the village and his caregiver.How many people does the subject of the sentence live with? In theory, it could be as many as four:
- His wife
- Patricia Ann Norris-McDonald
- The mayor of the village
- His caregiver
If I were the editor of this article, I would query the writer, but I believe that he lives with one person. If that's the case, I'd rewrite it as follows:
He lived in the village of Malverne in Nassau County with his wife of X years, Patricia Ann Norris-McDonald, who is the mayor of the village and also Mr. McDonald's caretaker.I admit that it's clear from context that Ms. Norris-McDonald is the subject's wife. Still! Avoid ambiguity.