WORCESTER -- Former Massachusetts Turnpike board member Mary Z. Connaughton won the endorsement today of the state Republican convention for auditor.
But winning that honor didn't mean that the various speakers proclaiming her name from the stage at the DCU Center knew how to pronounce her name.
They continually referred to her proudly as Mary "Con-NAW-ton," with the accent on the second syllable. A call to her cellphone moments ago reconfirmed that the candidate actually pronounces her name "CON-nuh-ton."
Oh, and, by the way, the "Z" stands for Zarrilli, her maiden name.
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