Angelo J. Catucci, 60, a Washington insurance executive who was active in Catholic, veterans and social organizations, died Wednesday at George Washington University Hospital after a heart attack. He lived in Washington.

He had been president of insurance companies here since 1946, when he became head of the Capital Insurance Advisors. He later was president of the Capital Insurance Agency and became president of the Washington Insurance Agency four years ago.

Mr. Catucci had been a member of Carroll Council No. 377 of the Knights of Columbus since 1946 and was elected its grand knight in 1952. He was elected state deputy of the District Council of the Knights of Columbus in 1959. He became national vice supreme master of the Knights of Columbus, the organization's second highest post, later that year.

He was a past commander of the D.C. Catholic War Veterans and its Holy Rosary Post No. 862. He also was a member of the American Legion, the Italian American War Veterans, the University Club and the Lido Civic Club.

Mr. Catucci was general chairman of the Casa Italiana, the Italian-American cultural and social center, in Washington. He attended Holy Rosary Catholic Church and was named its Holy Name Society man of the year in 1978.

A native of Washington, Mr. Catucci was a graduate of McKinley Technical High School and Stanford University.He served in North Africa with the Army during World War II.

His wife, Maria A. Catucci, died in 1978.

Survivors include a sister, Elena Gasch, and two brothers, Henry G. and Nick Catucci, all of Washington.